THE UNEXPECTED SON

by ryan michael painter

A childhood memoir; an unconventional love story. 

A gay man and a small-town beauty. An inexplicable marriage and the inevitable divorce. A miracle child, growing up during an unfathomable plague.

In the Summer of 1983, my father became the first person in Utah to be diagnosed with AIDS. Come fall, he died. This is the rest of our story.

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