From Library Journal: The moral of this cool, ironic commentary on adultery is clear: Affairs with married men cause pain for women. Narrator Rose, 38, regrets the loss of honor involved in such affairs, empathizes with the wives, and generally disapproves of adultery, at the same time that she practices it. Her three close friends are similarly involved. What is enduring here are female friendships, as the men come and go. As a last resort, spent affairs may be translated into fiction, a course taken by Rose after she succumbs to love with her married tutor. The English academic setting intensifies the detached intellectual tone used for a subject of such potential passion and pain, and this is ultimately too clever to be engaging. Literary Guild featured alternate. - Michele Leber, Fairfax Cty. P.L., Va. -- Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description 1990-03-29., 1990. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 256pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1065198