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In a sexually and anatomically explicit novel, Roche exposes the double bind of female sexuality, delivering a compulsively readable and fearlessly intimate manifesto on sex, hygiene, and the repercussions of family trauma.

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lisa_emily, July 29, 2010 (view all comments by lisa_emily)
If I had to select one word to describe this book it would be: yuck. There's a lot of hype surrounding this book, touting it as some sort of feminist manifesto, I would say, not really. If I were to be generous, I would agree that the novel transgresses, similar to Bataille's, Story of the Eye, with its overt and liberated sexual descriptions and its fixation with the informé- the body's secretions. However, the narrator's obsessions with her parents' reunion and her neurosis (anal and otherwise) deem her as not liberated but rather psychologically traumatized and infantilized- too bad.

The book is easy to read with jaunty approachable prose; if you like reading books that make you cringe and make you feel like you're some sort of textual voyeur- then I say, go for it.
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JillS, February 8, 2010 (view all comments by JillS)
I really wanted to like this book, especially since it made the long list for the 2010 Tournament of Books. The initial shock factor was entertaining, but fell flat after the first two chapters. The character of Helen is boring and predictable. I quickly lost interest in this book that tries incredibly hard to be increasingly disgusting with each chapter. I find it difficult to believe this book was written by a woman as the tone is more like that of a pre-teen boy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802144690
Author:
Roche, Charlotte
Publisher:
Grove Press
Translator:
Mohr, Tim
Author:
Mohr, Tim
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In a sexually and anatomically explicit novel, Roche exposes the double bind of female sexuality, delivering a compulsively readable and fearlessly intimate manifesto on sex, hygiene, and the repercussions of family trauma.
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