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This is an auction for THE KISS by Kathryn Harrison.

"Powerful. Remarkable for both the startling events it portrays and the unbridled force of the writing."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

"A mesmerizing true tale that in this talented novelist's hands takes on the mythic proportions of a Greek tragedy."
- a *** starred *** review In Kirkus Reviews (US)

"The reading experience doesn't get much better than this: a literary author whose fiction has flirted with incestuous leitmotivs writes a true confession, and in the present tense, of her several-year 'affair' as a college student with her father. Instigated by a French kiss in an airport - like the 'transforming sting' of a scorpion that the father 'administers in order that he might consume me' - their tentative rapprochement explodes into an 'unspeakable' passion. It's hard not to approach this publishing sensation cynically; the book is dedicated to 'Beloved' - her mother, not her father."
- Library Journal (US)

"Appalling but beautifully written...jumping back and forth in time yet drawing you irresistibly toward the heart of a great evil."
- New York Times

"Every now and then a book comes along that disturbs, disrupts, and polarizes the public in new ways."
- Los Angeles Times

"A mesmerizing true tale that in this talented novelist's hands takes on the mythic proportions of a Greek tragedy."
- a *** starred *** review in Kirkus Reviews (US)

"This extraordinary memoir 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 began when Kathryn Harrison was twenty years old."
- Amazon.com.

Hardback 1997.

207 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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