By Laura Kasischke
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156033831, 320pp.)
Publication Date: December 2007
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On Valentine’s Day, Sherry finds an anonymous note in her mailbox: be mine. As the notes continue, Sherry becomes more and more charged by the idea that she can inspire such feelings. Her twenty-year marriage is routine and she feels old, aimless, and empty now that her son is in college. When she discovers who her admirer is, she begins a wildly passionate affair with him. But soon events spiral out of Sherry’s control, threatening not only her marriage but also her son and her home. This deeply erotic thriller explores how little we know ourselves and those we live with, and what we risk when we allow passion to rule our lives.
Laura Kasischke is the author of two novels and three collections of poetry. Her numerous awards include the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan.
PRAISE FOR LAURA KASISCHKE "We are both shocked and transported by the author’s potent and poetic storytelling."--Elle
"[Kasischke] takes on deep matters of life and death; conscience and consciousness; family, love and friendship."--Los Angeles Times