"Julien wore dark glasses but still found the brilliance of the
leaves in full sunlight painful to look at. He appeared healthy
otherwise and was thrilled to have his brother with him. They went
walking down country roads; Austin felt they were inside a badly
bombed Gothic cathedral, half of the stained glass shattered and on
the ground, the rest still clinging to the leadings."
With a luridly lyrical style that will leave you breathless, Edmund
White's THE MARRIED MAN is a journey of love's labors and losses.
Austin Smith is a middle-aged Everyman who is driven by the desire
to simply be loved. The American working in Paris