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The Kiss - Kathryn Harrison
The Kiss
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In this extraordinary memoir, one of the best young writers in America today 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, twenty years old, was reunited with a parent... show more
In this extraordinary memoir, one of the best young writers in America today 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, twenty years old, was reunited with a parent whose absence had haunted her youth.Exquisitely and hypnotically written, like a
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780380731473 (0380731479)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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msleighm books
msleighm books rated it
5.0 Beautiful Memoir
Uncomfortable subject matter. Interesting use of tense throughout. Deftly written, tight prose. Beautiful and clear.
52 Book Minimum
52 Book Minimum rated it
3.0 The Kiss
It began with the voice of an innocent little child saying “I’m going to read Mommy’s book for reading time tonight” – followed by Mommy’s scream of NOOOOOOO, DON’T READ THAT!!!!!. The story then moves into the kitchen where the husband asks what’s so wrong with this book that the boy-child can’t t...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
3.0 The Kiss
SEPTIEMBRE , 2012One Word : Disturbing.----------------EDIT : ENERO , 2014Y es lo mas raro que escuche , lei o aprendi - pero , si , hay un trastorno (o como se le diga) que se llama ATraccion sexual genetica . ES tan perturbador que no se que decir al respecto .
SJane
SJane rated it
2.0 The Kiss
The dynamic among family members is intricate and tragic and I could understand why/how the relationships went awry, but overall it's a yucky story. Her father was one sick puppy, and one wishes Ms. Harrison had found more strength, and sooner.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
2.0 The Kiss
This is one of those books that doesn't make you feel better for having read it.
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