Besotted

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Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
7.13 Books
Publish Date
Pages
250
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.57 inches | 0.71 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781732868649
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Reviews

"Besotted is an absorbing, nuanced debut about belonging, desire, and the frustrations that surface in an atmosphere of isolation. Set mostly in tiny apartments, ridiculous happy hour bars, and Starbucks--all Western attempts to recreate home--Duclos's expatriate Shanghai is wholly unique and beautifully composed. Alive with keenly observed, vibrant detail, Besotted is a love story that pulses with heat and light, glitter and grit."

--Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

"In Besotted, Melissa Duclos debuts a beautiful, bruising love story that fully inhabits the world's disquieting spaces in between. Her tender, vital community of Shanghai expats are--sometimes in the space of a single, lyric sentence--both impulsive and calculating, passionate and standoffish, at home and as far from home as they possibly can be. The result is an exuberant, sexy tango of a novel, at turns playful and wrenching, that unpacks the ways desire and reality are both closer together and farther apart than they ever initially seem.

--Tracy Manaster, author of The Done Thing