by Micheline Aharonian Marcom - £9.00 Dalkey Archive Press (2008)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781564785114 | ISBN 10: 1564785114
From the author of the New York Times Notable Book Three Apples Fell from Heaven.
A woman's sexual awakening is a tragedy when the woman is married to someone other than the man who awakens her. But until then, her marriage, now doomed, was a sleepwalkers tragedy.
This novel will shock and offend some readers, unapologetically explicit in its language, extreme in some of the acts it catalogues. It makes no pretense of submission to middle-class decency. Let alone to expectations of happy endings. All three people in this love triangle are flawed, damaged, human. Things fall apart, and the resolution is unclear. Why does she do it? Why should we read it?
The answer is one word. Ecstasy.
"Marcom's prose is nothing short of gorgeous."
(San Francisco Chronicle)
"The fierce bauty of her prose both confronts readers with many breathtaking cruelties and carries us past them."
(New York Times Book Review)
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