Since You Ask: A Novel

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Akashic Books, 2004 - Fiction - 213 pages
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From a Connecticut sanitarium, 24-year-old Betsy Scott tells her doctor a story about the destructive secrets in an outwardly successful family. Confusing love and sex, desire and fear, Betsy grows alienated, confused and desperate. She finally faces truths about herself and her family that enable her to move beyond them and into a new life. Since You Ask is about the origins of sexual compulsion, and the ways in which one young woman tries to overcome it.

Louise Wareham grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Columbia University. She has worked as a reporter in New York City, Oxford, Mississippi and New Zealand. Since You Ask was the winner of the James Jones Literary Society First Novel Award.

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This is a powerful novel. Wareham doesn't take the "easy" route of child sexual abuse - an evil perpetrator stalking his prey. But rather a much more complex and ambiguous route - her heroine Betsy is ... Read full review

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For her working manuscript of Since You Ask, Wareham won the 1999 James Jones Literary Society First Novel Award, given "to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination and insight into ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Louise Wareham grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Columbia University. She has worked as a reporter in New York City, Oxford, Mississippi and New Zealand. Since You Ask was the winner of the James Jones Literary Society First Novel Award. Wareham lives in New York City.

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