Promiscuous Unbound

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003 - Fiction - 186 pages
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"I'll never really understand what I wanted. Or what Ralph did. Marriage, unfortunately, never edifies. Never quite kills off the primal urges. How I veered between thinking my natural inclinations would destroy my marriage and how they were the only thing that made it feasible, relieving as they did my feeling of claustrophobia, a sensation that would overcome me, strangely enough, most often when truly knowing or understanding Ralph seemed an impossibility."
So muses Vivienne Yellow, an American woman bound to a hospital bed in the heart of Paris after being accidentally hit by a truck. Through hazy memories, colored by her own morphine-stoked sexual longings, the unforgettable narrator of this arresting and witty debut draws us into her past: what really happened to her that fateful morning as she tried to cross rue du Cherche Midi; her relationship with her father, the famously charismatic naturalist Maurice Yellow; and her wildly adulterous marriage to an emotionally distant man.
Trapped as she is, Vivienne's only link to the outside world is a fellow patient, Sonia, an acid-tongued French teenager with a failing heart. As she begins to heal, Vivienne comes to understand one thing: sex is her refuge, a notion oddly reaffirmed by the stories Sonia starts to tell her about a new patient, a refuge from the Kosovo crisis who tried to save herself by marrying the first man she met.

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User Review  - Christina Cole - Goodreads

Easy read, but quite entertaining. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Born in Montreal in 1960, Bex Brian divides her time between New York and Quebec. Promiscuous Unbound is her first novel.

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