Geography Of The Heart

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 15, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
Poignant and affectionate, Geography of the Heart is a moving portrait of Lambda Award winner Fenton Johnson, the son of a Kentucky whiskey brewer, and his fateful lover Larry Rose, who, three years into their intense relationship, died of AIDS.

Rose had been upfront about his condition from the start of his relationship with Johnson, and the knowledge left their interactions fraught with the pain of anticipated loss. Though Johnson never contracted the virus himself, Rose’s physical decline haunted him. He had come to depend on Rose for his care and understanding as much as Rose, increasingly fragile as their relationship progresses, depended on him.

The vivid, poignant, and wise tribute to his soulmate that Johnson has distilled into The Geography of the Heart is a memoir like no other, a startling story of compassion, perseverance, and the acute wounds that can linger in the shadow of true love.
 

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At the beginning I detested the writer and the person he was. But reading this book, and seeing the author struggle through his own foibles as he accepted love and worked to care for his dying partner ... Read full review

GEOGRAPHY OF THE HEART: A Memoir

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A spiritual autobiography in the form of a novelist's memoir about losing his lover to AIDS. What can you say about a book that makes you cry on page 3? That it does so again on page 4 complicates the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
11
Section 3
17
Section 4
25
Section 5
37
Section 6
39
Section 7
66
Section 8
73
Section 14
137
Section 15
141
Section 16
149
Section 17
163
Section 18
165
Section 19
172
Section 20
174
Section 21
185

Section 9
86
Section 10
94
Section 11
116
Section 12
126
Section 13
135
Section 22
189
Section 23
193
Section 24
215
Section 25
239
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