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Vintage Books, 2003 - Fiction - 115 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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


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Susan Minot's first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and received the Prix Femina Étranger in France. She is the author of Lust & Other Stories, Folly, Evening, and Poems 4 A.M., and wrote the screenplay for Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty. She lives on an island in Maine.

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