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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077


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The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss

Cathie, October 12, 2006

As the book opens, Sai, a 17 year old who has lost her parents in an accident, comes to live with her Cambridge-educated Anglophile grandfather, a retired judge, in the town of Kalimpong on the Indian side of the Himalayas. She is cared for by the cook who becomes a sort of surrogate mother. Sai is romantically involved with her math tutor, Gyan, the descendant of a Nepali Gurkha mercenary. Conflicting ideologies, circumstance and delusions pull them apart and she begins to fall out of love with him. I won't divulge anything more except for the following passage in order to give you a taste of Kiran Desai's writing style (somewhat Salman Rushdie-esque). ''Sai looked out and saw two figures leaping at each other as the gate swung open. The five peaks of Kanchenjunga turned golden with the kind of luminous light that made you feel, if briefly, that truth was apparent. All you needed to do was to reach out and pluck it."
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Scenes Libertines by Alexandre Dupouy
Scenes Libertines

Cathie, October 6, 2006

The unrestricted age of the Libertines is how I describe Alexandre Dupouy 's erotic pictorial depiction of 18th century France. He has exposed and explored the romantic, erotic and cheeky seductiveness of the period. All the images feature original clothing and accessories from the period. Quite nice.
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