Goodbye, I Love You

Carol Lynn Pearson, Author Random House (NY) $15.95 (227p) ISBN 978-0-394-55032-9
Poet and playwright Pearson here movingly recounts the difficulties and tragedies undergone by herself and her husband, a devout Utah Mormon couple. Although aware of Gerald's homosexual past, Carol had faith that marriage would overcome her husband's sexual preference. The shock of discovering, after eight years of apparent happiness and the birth of four children, that his inclination was still for males shook her belief in her own femaleness and the role of women. Moving to the more permissive atmosphere of San Francisco, they obtained a friendly divorce but remained very close as a family. When Gerald was stricken by AIDS, their love withstood this ultimate trial, providing support throughout his illness and the strength to face death with serenity. First serial to Woman's Day; to be a CBS-TV movie. (September 10)
Reviewed on: 08/05/1986
Release date: 08/01/1986
Paperback - 218 pages - 978-1-882723-04-1
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-515-09496-1
Paperback - 199 pages - 978-1-55517-984-7
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