About Yvonne by Donna Masini
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"A haunting novel of sexual obsession." —The New York Times Book Review

"I have been stalking my husband's lover", claims Terry Spera, the obsessive, humorously edgy narrator of this intelligent and highly erotic tour de force, an auspicious debut novel The Washington Post hailed as "wonderfully impressive." Literally following in the footsteps of the young woman with whom she is certain her husband is having an affair, Terry eventually enters Yvonne's apartment, her closet, her medicine cabinet—and her life. As she strives to maintain a semblance of normalcy with her husband, Mark, a SoHo art dealer, Terry, and the reader, veer from certainty to uncertainty. Is Mark really having an affair?

With breathless energy, a deeply engaging voice, and a searing sensuality, Donna Masini illuminates the dim and fragmented terrain of a woman's inner life with the wit and passion of a dazzling literary talent. About Yvonne is a compelling, witty, beautifully written story of New York at the end of this century and of a woman at the end of her rope.

About Donna Masini

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Donna Masini lives in New York City. Turning to Fiction was a finalist for the Patterson Prize.
Published May 1, 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dutiful Terry finds little solace in her tight-lipped shrink, so she attends Al-anon meetings, posing as Yvonne, her husband's supposed mistress.

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