Breathless by J. P. Smith
A Novel

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In this haunting and sensual story by the author of The Blue Hour and The Discovery of Light, the violent death of a psychiatrist sends his wife on a journey into her hidden self. Echoing Ian McEwan and Annie Ernaux, Breathless is an interior novel of compelling simplicity and astonishing power.
 

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Published June 1, 1995 by Viking Adult. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As you'd expect from Smith, every wish and memory is sexualized, but sadly, hopelessly, as if Peter's death marked a good-bye to all that--even though Jill wonders repeatedly if David Resnick, the married police detective investigating the case, is looking at her the same way she's looking at him.

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After opening in violence and unexplained death, this thoughtful, patiently crafted interior novel set somewhere in contemporary New England, quickly relegates its murder mystery to the status of subp

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Weston College freshman, Leesa Nyland, has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old.

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The story is about a girl named Leesa that is about to start college.

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