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Originally entitled "The Intimacy Maelstrom"
IT WILL HAVE YOU GASPING FOR FRESH AIR AND SUNLIGHT
This book was originally published as "The Intimacy
it was republished in an abridged edition as "Dissection of Desire."
abridged edition, two characters were omitted from the storyline, Dmitri
This is a story about relationships--bonds of passion
between men and women. The drama revolves around six individuals, their
amorous intimacies, and the unperceived wounds and psychological mutilation
they sustain as they plummet into THE INTIMACY MAELSTROM.
Dmitri is a young Russian intent on achieving the American dream, and thinks
little of marriage and fatherhood. In contrast, unattractive Irina fears
becoming an old-maid. Her work colleague, Caroline, older, sophisticated,
despite having a soul-mate, is bored and seeking breathtaking romance. In
his twilight years, Dr. Ramirez is dispirited in his burned-out marriage,
but believes he is too old to alter his life, until meeting Claire, a sexy
patient. Unfortunately Nina, his wife, is an old-fashioned woman who
believes that only marriage, children, and family bring fulfillment. Into
this melange comes Ronny, her son--handsome, sexy, a sensualist--who adores
women, but in his own aberrant, warped manner.
The author penetratingly paints in vivid colors, a picture of tormented lives, entangled
in passionate but toxic, perverted, unhealthy relationships. Although the
lovers may strip themselves of their lacerating liaisons, do they walk away
unscarred and unscathed? The novel flawlessly illuminates the imperceptible damage and
mayhem sustained when our lives and happiness depend upon fickle, unreliable
love from others. The bold, flaming, shattering scenes portrayed may have
one gasping for fresh air and sunlight.
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