The Kiss: A Memoir: Kathryn Harrison,Jane Smiley: 9780812979718: Books

Book Description

Publication Date: April 12, 2011
In this acclaimed and groundbreaking memoir, Kathryn Harrison transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young womanís life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter that begins when she, at age twenty, is reunited with the father whose absence had haunted her youth. Exquisitely and hypnotically written, like a bold and terrifying dream, The Kiss is breathtaking in its honesty and in the power and beauty of its creation. A story both of transgression and of family complicity in breaking taboo, The Kiss is also about loveóabout the most primal of love triangles, the one that ensnares a child between mother and father.