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Ivy Books, Jan 22, 1992 - Fiction - 195 pages
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"Hypnotic." THE BOSTON GLOBE He was a married M.P.with two grown children. On the surface, his life was what he wanted it to be. She was his son's fiancee, a shattered woman who had only known forbidden love. When they meet, their attraction is instantaneous, their obsession complete. And nothing, it seems, can tear them away from each other and their dangerous, damaging, illicit passion.... "Striking." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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User Review  - wintersdoor - LibraryThing

A difficult book to love, but an easy book to like. Strong, terse, understated prose. Little gems of wisdom and insight popping up with regularity. Difficult subject matter about misplaced obsession taken to its natural - and naturally depressing - conclusion. Read full review

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User Review  - LaMala - LibraryThing

Esta frase describe muy bien al personaje principal : It had been so simple. I was trembling with joy and longing. Lines from childhood sang in my head, ‘All a-wonder and a wild, wild longing’. My maniac’s face as I walked from the booth startled a passer-by. Un libro breve pero excelente. Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Josephine Hart is the author of five novels, including "Damage, Sin", and "The Reconstructionist". She began hosting the Josephine Hart Poetry Hour at the British Library in 2004. Hart lives in London.

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