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My husband and my wives : a gay man's odyssey

Author: Charles Rowan Beye
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work is the memoir of a man looking back over eight tumultuous decades at the complications brought on by the discovery, during adolescence, of his attraction to other men. The ordeal of remaining true to what his libido tells him is right, in the midst of a disapproving and sometimes hostile society, is one side of his story. Another is the impulsive decision he made as a young adult to marry a woman who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Rowan Beye
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Rowan Beye
ISBN: 9780374298715 0374298718
OCLC Number: 771425095
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1930-1945 --
Sex, lies, and humiliation --
"Let's get married" --
Falling in love with love --
"Be nice to each other" --
And then I was gay --
Someday my prince will come.
Responsibility: Charles Rowan Beye.

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A memoir of a man looking back over eight decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted to other men. The dilemma of remaining true to what his libido tells him is right  Read more...

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It's Beye's charming raconteur voice, however, and his refusal to bend anecdotes into the expected lessons' that really make this memoir such a knockout. Beye won me over in his introduction when he Read more...

 
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