About Yvonne: A Novel

About Yvonne: A Novel

by Donna Masini
About Yvonne: A Novel

About Yvonne: A Novel

by Donna Masini


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"A haunting novel of sexual obsession." —The New York Times Book Review

"I have been stalking my husband's lover", claims Terry Spera, the obsessive, humorously edgy narrator of this intelligent and highly erotic tour de force, an auspicious debut novel The Washington Post hailed as "wonderfully impressive." Literally following in the footsteps of the young woman with whom she is certain her husband is having an affair, Terry eventually enters Yvonne's apartment, her closet, her medicine cabinet—and her life. As she strives to maintain a semblance of normalcy with her husband, Mark, a SoHo art dealer, Terry, and the reader, veer from certainty to uncertainty. Is Mark really having an affair?

With breathless energy, a deeply engaging voice, and a searing sensuality, Donna Masini illuminates the dim and fragmented terrain of a woman's inner life with the wit and passion of a dazzling literary talent. About Yvonne is a compelling, witty, beautifully written story of New York at the end of this century and of a woman at the end of her rope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393335460
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/1997
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,000,969
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Donna Masini is the author of three collections of poetry and a novel. She was awarded the Barnard Women Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at Hunter College and lives in New York City.

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Louise De Salvo

Not since Josephine Hart'sDamagehas the chronicle of sexual obsession been so satisfying, so compelling.About Yvonneis…bold, inventive, graphic, riveting.

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