Sensually charged and evocative debut collection of 11 stories set in a number of vividly rendered settings, including Paris, Japan, and Malaysia. A series of six related tales follow Cass, a young American raised in France, as she explores the uncertain terrain of desire, discovering, as she notes in the exquisite ""The Lights of Love,"" that the experience of love is tied in her imagination to the particular qualities of light, to the ""hidden and peculiar"" way in which love both illuminates and isolates us. A second related group of stories traces the collapse of a marriage and the emergence, in the title piece, of a woman's sensuality in her efforts to discover through love ""the language in which the world speaks to itself."" Unusual, haunting tales.
Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1996
Page Count: 220
Publisher: "Lumen Editions (P.O. Box 1047, Cambridge, MA 02238)"