Rapture

Rapture

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
Four years after her critically acclaimed novel Evening, Susan Minot gives us a new work of startling intimacy and precision.

Using a single interlude–a brief encounter of old lovers; two bodies entwined on a bed at midday–Minot defines the distance that erupts at what seems to be the height of connection, as well as the extent to which the senses deceive, and the intensely private eroticism of fantasy and the imagination. Minot's lovers are mesmerizing in their individual journeys–one moving toward a kind of holy consummation, the other toward abnegation and blank despair. This is the wayward history of their efforts to make contact with each other while deluding themselves about the nature of the contact they're making. Graphic, erotic, provocative, Rapture is a meditation on romantic love, sex, and their reflections in the life of the mind.
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Baker & Taylor
A study of romantic love, human sexuality, and their reflections in the mind focuses on a brief sexual encounter between two former lovers, each engaged on their own individual journeys through life.

Blackwell North Amer
Using a single interlude - a brief encounter of former lovers, two bodies entwined on a bed at midday - Minot defines the distance that erupts at what seems to be the height of connection, as well as the extent to which the senses deceive and the intensely private eroticism of fantasy and the imagination. Minot's lovers are hypnotic in their individual journeys - one moving toward a kind of holy consummation, the other toward abnegation and despair. This is the wayward history of their efforts to make contact with each other while deluding themselves about the nature of the contact they're making. Sex here is many things: a devotional, almost religious offering; an act of bravery, surrender, denial and hope, and ultimately, one of profound loneliness. Provocative and unsettling, Rapture is a meditation on romantic love, sex, and their reflections in the life of the mind.

Baker
& Taylor

An erotic, provocative study of romantic love, human sexuality, and their reflections in the life of the mind focuses on a brief sexual encounter between two former lovers, each engaged on their own individual journeys through life. By the author of Evening. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375413278
0375413278
Branch Call Number: F MIN
Characteristics: 115 p. ; 20 cm

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