The setting is a New York apartment where two long-estranged lovers try to resuscitate their passion. Kay is old enough to be skeptical about men–this man in particular–but still alert to the possibility of true love. Benjamin is a filmmaker with an appealing waywardness and a conveniently disappearing fiancée. As the two lie entwined in bed, Susan Minot ushers readers across an entire landscape of memory and sensation to reveal the infinite nuances of sex: its power to exalt and deceive, to connect two separate selves or make them fully aware of their solitude. Honest and unflinching, the result is a hypnotic reading experience.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JimElkins - LibraryThing
Novels are ways of looking into other people's thoughts, and if you pick your books carefully, those thoughts will be ones you hadn't experienced. When we say a novel is "enriching," we signal the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 9days - LibraryThing
Susan Minot really knows how to grab a reader with the opening (I read two paragraphs in-store and bought it). Unfortunately, this is where the talent ends (with this book, at least). The plot is ... Read full review