Your Name Written on Water: An Erotic Novel

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Grove Press, 1999 - Fiction - 196 pages
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Your Name Written on Water, winner of an international contest for erotic literature in Spanish and a bestseller in Spain, is a startling and charged exploration of desire and narcissism that reads like Carole Maso's Aureole with a twist of The Story of O.

Sofia works in a gallery in Madrid, the young wife of an architect whose love for her has hardened into a passionate and destructive resentment. Her life is transformed when one afternoon, by chance, she spends her lunch hour at a public pool outside the city. There she meets Marina, a woman who is her doppelganger. They are immediately drawn together -- so powerfully that Sofia feels it all may be a trick of her fevered mind -- and together they forge a love that is tender as well as passionate, with an intimacy that is almost eerie. When Sofia learns Marina is leaving for a job in Rome, she sees the perfect exit from a marriage that has become tyranny. And so they go, twin fugitives after desire -- but pursued as well by the specter of danger. Your Name Written on Water is a stunningly accomplished and deeply psychological novel with the charge of an erotic thriller.

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