My husband and my wives: a gay man's odyssey
My Husband and My Wives: A Gay's Man's Odyssey is the memoir of a man looking back over eight tumultuous decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted 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 fascinated him. This led him into entirely unanticipated territory. He found himself suddenly a husband, a widower, a groom for a second time, and, finally, the father of four children and grandfather of six, though throughout it all, he never abandoned his erotic involvement with men. Perhaps most extraordinary is the story's happy conclusion: Charles Rowan Beye's wedding four years ago to the man who has been his companion for the last twenty years.
The remarkable journey from pariah to patriarch is told with an eloquence, an honesty, and a sense of humor that are uniquely Beye's own. A personal history that is also a history of evolving social mores, this wonderfully original, challenging, life- and love-affirming account could only have been written by the unconventional man who lived through it all.
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|Grouping Title||my husband and my wives a gay mans odyssey|
|Grouping Author||beye charles rowan|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-20 22:45:09PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-20 00:10:35AM|
|author||Beye, Charles Rowan.|
|author_display||Beye, Charles Rowan|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Biography, Main Library - Adult Biography|
|display_description||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.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000401588|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|c2012.|256 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Beye, Charles Rowan, College teachers -- United States -- Biography, Gay men -- United States -- Biography|
|title_display||My husband and my wives : a gay man's odyssey|
|title_full||My husband and my wives : a gay man's odyssey / Charles Rowan Beye|
|title_short||My husband and my wives :|
|title_sub||a gay man's odyssey|
|topic_facet||Beye, Charles Rowan, College teachers, Gay men|