The true story of a romantic international, inter-racial marriage that covered four continents, produced a wonderful son, lasted ten years during the dynamic sixties and ended in divorce.
This is a first, a love story written by a divorced couple who happen to be from different nations, different races, different religions linked together through the years by their common love for their son.
Lennox was a handsome young Journalist from Trinidad, eager to write novels. Maryanne was an attractive young American woman fresh from Paris where she had attended the Sorbonne. They met on the library steps in Kingston Jamaica, agreed that neither believed in marriage and one month later they were married in Tampico, Mexico.
They traveled through the south on a Greyhound Bus, only a few months before the Freedom Rides began. Although their friends and loved ones worried about their safety, they had complete faith in their ability to survive on Love.
Without enough money for two airplane tickets to Brazil, they spent a year traveling from New York City to Rio, spending time in each country along the way. They would find people who looked clean and poor and ask for suggestions for an inexpensive place to stay.
After traveling and writing in fifty countries, Lennox and Maryanne settled in Rio de Janeiro where they became well-known as painters and lived happily ever after until Maryanne had a nervous breakdown and landed in a mental hospital.
They were in New York City during the Hot Sixties Summers where they read their poetry at the Metro, St. James in the Bowery and Rutgers College. They acted in several plays and happenings, worked with Umbra Poets and the Bridge magazine.
In December 1968, two days after Christmas Son Raphael joined them. The book ends here at the moment of greatest happiness