The Married Man: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 8, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
15 Reviews
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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User 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 Man

User 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


Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentyone

Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
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Edmund White lives in New York City.

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