In Praise of the Stepmother: A Novel (Google eBook)
With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. The mysterious nature of happiness and above all, the corrupting power of innocence are the themes that underlie these pages, and the author has perfectly met the demands of the erotic novel, never dimming for an instant the fine poetic polish of his writing.
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In praise of the stepmotherUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Vargas Llosa's brief novel dramatizes--but in most undramatic terms--an erotic triangle involving a self-absorbed if passionate widower, his voluptuous new wife, and his young son. Set forth as a ... Read full review
Review: In Praise of the StepmotherUser Review - Virginia - Goodreads
It's funny how things stick in your head. I remember reading this and thinking "These stories are supposed to be erotic? Am I really supposed to be turned on by loving descriptions of some guy ... Read full review