Licking Our Wounds by Elise D'Haene

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Licking Our Wounds, Elise DHaenes acclaimed debut novel, is the story of Maria, a young woman coming to terms with the complexities of life in the age of AIDS. Abandoned by her lover and faced with the deaths of her friends, Maria seeks help through Peter, HIV-positive and deeply conflicted about the choices facing him, and Christie, a woman full of her own ideas about truth and the meaning of life.

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Elise D'Haene is associate publisher at Permanent Press, and the author of several novels as well as one of the scriptwriters for "Red Shoe Diaries," Stacey Donovan is the author of several novels, and is also a writing consultant. Zalman King created "Red Shoe Diaries" for Showtime and is the director of such hugely successful films as "9 1/2 Weeks," "Wild Orchid," and "Two Moon Junction,
Published July 19, 2012 by Permanent Press - eBooks Account. 201 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Erotica, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Innumerable orgasms remembered in wet, sucking detail bid this fair-to-be-welcomed erotica, but to label it such would be grossly unfair, since the sexual excess commingles with witty, vibrantly frank views of a gay world darkened by AIDS, yet not without hope.

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A fresh, engagingly sarcastic and determinedly bawdy voice goes a long way toward giving dimensionality to a tale about recovering from lost love. After her lover leaves her, Maria, a compulsively can

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Unable to reconcile with her lover's sudden departure, and obsessing over the subsequent loss of her sex drive, Maria traces a path from her childhood to the present, revealing a family torn apart by grief and illuminating the emergence of her own sexuality.

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