Charles Winecoff
June 30, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Married Man

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Edmund White
genre
Fiction

We gave it an C+

Edmund White labors for deep emotional effect in The Married Man, the tragic semiautobiographical story of a gay romance between Austin, an HIV-positive American living in Paris, and Julien, a married French architect — but doesn’t quite pull it off. Though he portrays both desire and death with disarmingly casual force, his privileged protagonist — a self-employed cultural journalist who drops famous names and French phrases like loose change — and his pretentious circle of equally well-to-do bohemians are hard to like, no matter how devastating their problems. C+

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