Jealousy

The Other Life of Catherine M.
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Author(s): Catherine Millet
Original Publish Date: Feb 08, 2011
Product Number: EB00641330
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802198006
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

"A haunting story of fragile female identity, sexually gained, violently lost" by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Sexual Life of Catherine M. (The New York Times Book Review). Catherine Millet's erotic memoir The Sexual Life of Catherine M. was a landmark book—a portrait of a sexual life lived without boundaries and without a safety net. Described as "eloquent, graphic—and sometimes even poignant" by Newsweek, and as "[perhaps] one of the most erotic books ever written" by Playboy, it drew international attention for its audacity and the apparently superhuman sangfroid required of Millet and her partner, Jacques Henric, with whom she had an extremely public and active open relationship. Now, Millet's follow-up answers the first book's implicit question: How did you avoid jealousy? "I had love at home," Millet explains, "I sought only pleasure in the world outside." But one day, she discovered a letter in their apartment that made it clear that Jacques was seriously involved with someone else. Jealousy details the crisis provoked by this discovery and Millet's attempts to reconcile her need for freedom and sexual liberation with the very real heartache caused by Jacques's infidelity. Jealousy delves into the world of emotion as evocatively as The Sexual Life of Catherine M. delves into the realm of the senses. Here is the paradoxical confession of a libertine who discovers that love, in any of its forms, can have a dark side. "An honest, brutal piece of confession and self-analysis." —The Guardian

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