Two months after writer Edmund White suffered a stroke, he and his partner Michael carroll talk to me about how that stroke has altered their life. This is my report for 10thousandcouples.com. I like these two men immensely.
The writers Edmund White and Michael Carroll said, “We have not discussed it. We are not big on discussion. Everything is a tacit discussion.”
Such was their first response to the suggestion that White’s having suffered a stroke might have upset their 17-year partnership, enduring companionship, and deep affection for each other—a mutual devotion that rings clearly between the lines of their description of the medical emergency and its aftermath.