In the form of a letter-diary a woman tells the story of a tragic and briefly savored passion -- a love story of a woman of over forty and a youth in his middle twenties. Exquisitely done --a swiftly etched tragedy, foredoomed, inevitable, against a breathlessly lovely background of an island off the coast of Caudeloupe. A searching and poignant reflection of a woman's heart and mind, it reads like a bit of autobiography -- but as such could scarcely have been written with such objectivity and clarity of vision... Have it read by a staff member -- it isn't for everyone. But for those who liked Mina Curtiss' In The Midst of Life, here is something more rarely lovely. Your ultra-conservatives wont like it.