A Desert of Pure Feeling: A novel
From the writer whose voice Carolyn See has characterized as one of the strangest, most distinguished in American fiction writing today ("There is really nothing to compare her with, except, maybe, the austere beauty of a Japanese rock garden"), here is a richly dramatic novel about a woman struggling to make peace with herself as a mother, a lover, an artist, and a friend...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published May 13th 1998 by Pantheon
(first published April 23rd 1996)
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I bought it on a whim and because I loved the idea of the title (and like the cover design), and while I hardly remember the story, it touched me in a way no other book has. Perhaps it's time for a re-read, or at least to finally read something else by her to see if it grabs ahold of another piece of my psyche.
I hated... allow me to repeat HATED this book. I reviewed it on my blog which I believe still exists. www.purplemonkeylover.blogspot.com On the right there should be something about HoneyBee's reads or some such. read that review, but DO NOT read this book.