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Title:Geography Of The Heart
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Publisher:Scribner
ISBN:0671009834
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Memoir, Non fiction, Queer, Gay, Glbt

Geography Of The Heart by Fenton Johnson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Geography Of The Heart In this poignant memoir the author interweaves two fascinating stories his own upbringing as the youngest of nine children of a Kentucky whiskey maker and that of his lover Larry Rose the only child of German Jews survivors of the Holocaust With grace and affectionate humor he follows their relationship from their first meeting through Larry s death I m so lucky his lover told him repeatedly even as he was confronting HIV Denial pure and simple Johnson told himself until our third and final trip to Paris where on our last night in the city we sat together in the courtyard of the Picasso Museum There I turned to him and said I m so lucky and it was as if the time allotted to him to teach me this lesson the time allotted to me to learn it had been consumed and there was nothing left but the facts of things to play out

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Songs Of The Soil, Scissors, Paper, Rock: A Novel, The Man Who Loved Birds, Visions Of The Dusk, Geography Of The Heart, Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey, Tales of Darkest America, Crossing The River: A Novel, Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays, The Champion Magazine, Vol. 1: September, 1916 (Classic Reprint)
Raphael Hardin s journey home to his father while battling against AIDS anger and alienation sets in motion this remarkable collection, In his resonant account of a spiritual quest Fenton Johnson examines what it means for a skeptic to have and to keep faith Exploring Western and Eastern monastic traditions Johnson lives as a member of the community at the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky and at the branches of the San Francisco Zen Center Ultimately his encounter with Buddhism brings him to a new understanding and embrace of Christianity Weaving together meditations on Johnson s spiritual journey with history and insights from modern monks Keeping Faith offers a blueprint for a new way of practicing faith, In this poignant memoir the author interweaves two fascinating stories his own upbringing as the youngest of nine children of a Kentucky whiskey maker and that of his lover Larry Rose the only child of German Jews survivors of the Holocaust With grace and affectionate humor he follows their relationship from their first meeting through Larry s death I m so lucky his lover told him repeatedly even as he was confronting HIV Denial pure and simple Johnson told himself until our third and final trip to Paris where on our last night in the city we sat together in the courtyard of the Picasso Museum There I turned to him and said I m so lucky and it was as if the time allotted to him to teach me this lesson the time allotted to me to learn it had been consumed and there was nothing left but the facts of things to play out, This acclaimed first novel is a poignant journey into rural American life filled with passion moving tragedy comedy and unforgettable characters Twenty years after crossing the river into the rowdy Catholic north a stubborn Southern Baptist woman feels the well remembered itch for life that first sent her across the river