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The Innocents by Francesca Segal
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Jun 20, 12

Read in June, 2012

Read this because it was based on House of Mirth, and ended up liking it much more than I thought I would and I think that was because Segal managed to make Adam's self-made, slightly indulgent conundrum sympathetic for me. Normally I'd react to a character like Adam with a snort of "boo-hoo a man can't decide if he should settle for a nice boring girl or go with her f'ed up hot friend/sister/cousin" *yawn*. But Segal took this scenario and created a sense of community around it that it made Adam's situation more compelling. In the end Adam made no decisions and let his life/community choose for him, and you suspected he would continue to let them do so.

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