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After years of preparation and training, Geoffrey Brooks in thrown into his first assignment with the NSA. Geoffrey, a closeted gay man, must combat an unforgiving society, love lost and betrayal. He must battle twin demons of overpowering fear and guilt in his personal life. If he wants to be a star in the NSA, he must keep his sexuality a…
O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness-and separating from her husband-left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of immeasurable loss.
With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Effortlessly blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, it is not only an exceptional memoir, but a necessary one.