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From the commentator for National Public Radio and author of Telling comes a book that is a memoir of breathtaking candor, an affecting yet rigorously unsentimental story of the extraordinary, passion between a straight woman and a gay man.

When Marion Winik fell in love with Tony Heubach during a wild Mardi Gras in New Orleans, her friends shook their heads. But Marion and Tony's impossible love turned out to be true enough to produce a marriage and two beautiful sons — and to weather drug addiction, sexual betrayal, and the AIDS that would kill Tony at the age of thirty-seven. Beautifully written, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, First Comes Love is a miraculous account of love, loss, and survival that redefines not only what it means to be a family but what it means to be in love.

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From National Public Radio commentator Marion Winik, author of Telling, comes a memoir of breathtaking candor--an affecting yet rigorously unsentimental story of the extraordinary passion between a straight woman and a gay man. "Decidedly unfaint-hearted."--The New York Times Book Review.

About the Author

  Marion Winik is heard regularly on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."  She was the recipient of a 1993 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction and has been voted Favorite Local Writer by the readers of the Austin Chronicle for four consecutive years.  First Comes Love won the Violet Crown Award for Best Book by an Austen Writer, 1996, from the Austen Writer's League.  The author of Telling, she lives in Austen, Texas, with her two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679765554
Author:
Winik, Marion
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Married people -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Winik, Marion
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
memoir;aids;marriage
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19970527
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.98x6.20x.68 in. .79 lbs.

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