Synopses & Reviews
In this acclaimed and groundbreaking memoir, Kathryn Harrison transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman’s life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter that begins when she, at age twenty, is reunited with the father whose absence had haunted her youth. Exquisitely and hypnotically written, like a bold and terrifying dream, The Kiss is breathtaking in its honesty and in the power and beauty of its creation. A story both of transgression and of family complicity in breaking taboo, The Kiss is also about love—about the most primal of love triangles, the one that ensnares a child between mother and father.
About the Author
novels include Thicker than Water
, both New York Times
Notable Books, and Poison
, called "powerful and hypnotic" by The New York Times
and "a masterpiece" by Lucy Grealy. Harrison lives in New York.
From the Hardcover edition.