Between Shadow and Sun: A Husband’s Journey Through Gender – A Wife’s Labor of Love by Tina Madison
280 pages published by ‘Self’
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MAN’S SEARCH FOR IDENTITY GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH A WOMAN’S LOVE?
Tom had carved out a successful career helping companies transform. He loved big change. He also loved being a husband and father. His wife, Mary, called him her knight in shining armor.
But Tom struggled with a secret: was he a man or a woman? He had agonized over this question for most of his life: “God, help me, let it be anything but this.”
Between Shadow and Sun chronicles Tina White’s fifty-year journey to womanhood: her efforts to make sense of life as a man; her awkward first steps into the world as a woman; her struggle to honor and love her family and to hold onto her career.
The book also describes the efforts by Tina’s family – especially her wife, Mary – to make sense of it all. Mary was disconsolate over the loss of her husband. Would she embrace the woman who had taken him away from her?