The Married Man: A Novel (Google eBook)
In Edmund White's most moving novel yet, an American living in Paris finds his life transformed by an unexpected love affair.
Austin Smith is pushing fifty, loveless and drifting, until one day he meets Julien, a much younger, married Frenchman. In the beginning, the lovers' only impediments are the comic clashes of culture, age, and temperament. Before long, however, the past begins to catch up with them. In a desperate quest to save health and happiness, they move from Venice to Key West, from Montreal in the snow to Providence in the rain. But it is amid the bleak, baking sands of the Sahara that their love is pushed to its ultimate crisis.
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Review: The Married ManUser Review - Wendell Hennan - Goodreads
Much like life, the story starts out, every line filled with beautiful descriptions of scenes and emotions and steadily declines into the despair of two men infected with AIDS. Austin, an American in ... Read full review
Review: The Married ManUser Review - Len - Goodreads
An often beautiful and also sad commentary on gay men in the early days of AIDS. Though one of our "tribe's" best-known authors, this is the first Edmund White book I've read, and I'm actually quite ... Read full review
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