Heather Lewis is that special kind of writer who reports back from harrowing frontiers of experience. She unflinchingly describes a world where the border between pleasure and pain has become blurred beyond distinction in a shockingly authentic first novel about a teenage equestrian's odyssey through sexual violence.
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She'd fished a syringe from the black box and had already got the needle through
the bottle's rubber cover. I watched her draw the liquid into the barrel. It wasn't
even half-full when she pulled it out. She tossed the bottle back into the box and ...
Finally I got that first one open and slipped the syringe out. I looked at it wide-
eyed, turned it over in my hand. "Like the feel of it?" she asked. "What?" I said,
even though I'd heard her clearly. "Just take the cap off, darling." I popped the cap
Lately everything about her had purpose and so anything added seemed mine
alone. She handed me the syringe still in its wrapper. I sat next to her on the bed,
which was a dark wood four-poster and massive. Puffy white comforters covered
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This is strange book. It talks about autism child. It goe really is a novel about a boy that has Asperger Syndrome. It has goes though the life of a boy that has Asperger Syndrome and he has younger ... Read full review
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A young woman gets lost on the dark side of the horse-show circuit, where drug addiction and sexual abuse mingle almost indistinguishably with pleasure and true love. Fifteen-year-old Lee gets kicked ... Read full review