The Taste of a Man by Slavenka Drakulic

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Meeting by chance and falling in love, both Tereza and Jose have complete lives in other countries, but they become caught in a terrifying web that seems to have them trapped, in a tale of obsessive love, passion, and their deadly results. Original. Tour."
 

About Slavenka Drakulic

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Slavenka Drakulic´ is the author of numerous books, including Café Europa: Life After Communism and S.: A Novel About the Balkans. Born in Croatia, she currently divides her time among Sweden, Austria, and Croatia.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Penguin Books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Love at first sight (``as if my body had already surrendered to his touch'') brings the two together again, and soon they're living in Tereza's apartment, united by a love so passionate that words are unnecessary, where ``nothing but the senses exist.'' Too bad JosÇ has a wife and child--who both...

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As the novel opens on Christmas Day, Tereza, a Polish poet, has just spent three days scrubbing the blood stains from the floorboards and wallpaper of the small East Village apartment she shared with her lover, Jose, a married Brazilian anthropologist.

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