As he embarks on a relationship with a sexually insatiable woman, Charles Bradford plumbs the depths of sexual desire and fantasy, entering an erotic, complex, dangerous, and destructive world. Reprint. NYT.
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Recovering from a disastrous marriage, Charles Bradford returns to Pittsburgh to be near his ailing father. There he encounters Andrea, and they embark on a heated affair that causes Charles to reexamine his life. Starved of affection as a child and convinced that he has failed as an adult, Charles embraces sex as a salve for his psychic wounds. Charles's odyssey takes him into many back alleys and dead ends, but eventually forces him to confront his own emotional and sexual identity. "I believe in talking about the life of the body," says Charles. "If we don't acknowledge it, if we don't make it part of us, it poisons our lives." This is a novel that takes the body seriously; the sex (all heterosexual) is steamy and frequent, but never gratuitous. Though not for the prudish, this exceptional novel by the author of Football Dreams ( LJ 12/15/80) and Second Brother ( LJ 10/1/85) deserves a wide audience. Recommended.
- David Keymer, SUNY Inst. of Technology, Utica
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Returning home to Pittsburgh after a failed marriage, the protagonist recalls the sexual adventures that haunt his past.
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Book Description Signet, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110451172523
Book Description Signet, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0451172523