Giving It Raw

Giving It Raw


Giving It Raw: Nearly 30 Years With AIDS by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

first published 2014, paperback

30 years ago, the world was a very different place. That’s when Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco, a native of Santiago, Chile, moved to Vancouver, discovered he was HIV-positive and was faced with the question of how to seize his life. In 1985 terms, he had an unsurvivable illness. In his own terms, he had new license to face his mortality with grit and dark humor.

A a no-holds-barred account of the irreverent, dirty, and illuminating escapades in Carrasco's three decades of living, working in HIV clinics, and being involved in the BDSM and fetish community. Giving It Raw, is the first memoir from the celebrated novelist and beloved enfant terrible of Canadian literature.