By Bart Schneider
From severely acclaimed novelist Bart Schneider comes a charming story of romantic love and sexual experience, social switch and family members upheavals, set opposed to the colourful backdrop of San Francisco within the 1960s.
Inez Roseman has a super occupation as a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, a winning husband, and brilliant and gifted youngsters. yet regardless of her likely ideal existence, Inez is passionate about strategies of suicide.
Sylvia Bran additionally has an obsession. Enraptured with the gorgeous violinist, she pretends to be a reporter and arranges to interview Inez. instantaneously seductive and solicitous, she awakens Inez from the suffocating grip of her occupation, the calls for of motherhood, and the tensions as a result of her husband's many affairs. the 2 ladies develop into fans, embarking on a dance of ardour and betrayal that quickly spins out of control.
Like Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha and Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Beautiful Inez is an unforeseen trip into the lives of masterfully drawn, unforgettable girls, by means of one of many literary world's top writers.
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On the bath towel spread out by her feet, her piled-up clothes formed a small filmy chaos of familiar materials next her watch and bottle of suntan lotion. "No sight," I said to her, "awakens in me more good cheer than the sparkling of the morning light on the surface of a pale sea. " "Adam," she answered in her cool, caressing voice, "I doubt you ever were a child. I'm not reproaching you for it, because I like you the way you are. " "In a little while, June, in a little while, when we go in the water.
Sokrat asked. "That you flatter me, friend. Have you noticed how very different the reflections are from their source? " "Now you're talking like a Byzantine florist trying to sell bouquets of faded flowers! But anyway, no one can maintain these Ottoman palaces any more. The one over there was struck by lightning recently and caught fire. They let it burn. It wasn't worth the water to save it. But from a distance, Adam, it still creates an illusion. " "Now, I'd like you to visit my rock. We'll have to walk a little, but you'll see what an ideal place I've discovered for sunbathing and swimming where no one can see me.
The dancing flame cast its soothing gleams over her face and her body lying next to mine. Outside, the snow had stopped falling. "Adam," she said, raising herself on one elbow and caressing my shoulder, "I'm the one who's going to leave now. Tomorrow morning the weather will be beautiful. David will drive you to the airport. " " 'Adam,' he'll say, 'I didn't have the heart to wake Jessica. ' " The snow was sparkling all around. The cold was intense and the key refused to tum in the frozen lock. Jessica walked around the little bus and without any difficulty removed the rear window.
Beautiful Inez: A Novel by Bart Schneider