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.
What people are saying - Write a review
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 - Neal Adolph - Goodreads
A minor work from a major author is still an exciting read. A fantastic read, even. And, though it is tempting to give this book three stars, that would only be because as the work compares to Llosa's ... Read full review