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The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison
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Jan 30, 08

Recommended for: Anyone who isn't sqeamish about taboo subjects
Read in January, 2000

Difficult book to read. The subject matter is enough to make almost anyone sqeamish. If you can get past the jeebies, you will find a well written account of a woman's deep psychological need to connect with her father. The father completely exploits her vulnerability. I felt so much pity for Harrison even though she doesn't ask for it. I also felt a deep amount of respect, not many women or men would have the courage to write about something as disturbing as a sexual relationship with their father. I applaud her willingness to discuss such a sensitive subject in such a straight forward, realistic way.
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