Sixteen, Sixty-one is the powerful and shocking true story of an illicit intergenerational affair, in the vein of Nikki Gemmell and Lynn Barber. Natalie Lucas was just 16 when she began a close relationship with an older family friend. Matthew opened Natalie’s mind and heart to... show more
Sixteen, Sixty-one is the powerful and shocking true story of an illicit intergenerational affair, in the vein of Nikki Gemmell and Lynn Barber. Natalie Lucas was just 16 when she began a close relationship with an older family friend. Matthew opened Natalie’s mind and heart to philosophy, literature and art. Within months they had begun an intense, erotic affair disguised as an innocent intergenerational friendship. They mocked their small town’s busybodies, laughing at plebs like her parents and his in-laws, all of whom were too blinkered to look beyond the shadows on the wall of Plato’s cave. They alone danced in the sunshine outside. Or so Nat believed until she decided to try living a normal life. Written with striking candor and a remarkable lack of sentimentally, SIXTEEN, SIXTY-ONE is more than an account of illicit romance; it is the gripping story of a young girl’s sexual awakening and journey into womanhood.
Publish date: 2013-06-06
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I'm usually not really into reading memoirs but I decided to read this one out of morbid curiosity. I've never understood why people would start a relationship with someone thrice their age. I hoped this might give me some more insight. I started reading and after a few chapters I already started ...
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I attempted reading this book five times, and failed ever single time. It didn’t help that I struggled with trying to get the file to even load into my reader, but ultimately it wasn’t technical problems that lead ...
I've looked at my life and I see it clearly now; it was never for me, always for you. But something is broken between us, something more than my heart. I feel a bit out of my element here because unless it's about someone I admire or I'm actually required to, memoirs aren't exactly my cuppa. The Dou...