The Sum of Us by David Stevens
first published in 1995, Paperback
Jeff is a pretty regular guy. A plumber in Sydney, he shares a house with his widowed dad. Harry likes a few beers and is actively looking for a permanent mate. But in this warm comedy, the extraordinary is contained in the relationship between father and son: Jeff is gay and Harry accepts and encourages his son's lifestyle with an enthusiasm that borders on meddlesome. For once, tolerance rather than intolerance, is the focus in a film about gay people.