Many people probably participate in polyamory, but they are afraid to tell friends and family so they keep it hidden simply because it’s easier. I hope books like this are going to become more and more common as we open our minds to other forms of love in the world. Seriously people, why can’t we all just get along and mind our own business?
There’s more to this story than just shadowy corners and suspect characters — the horrible mistreatment and commodification of women’s bodies is the most compelling part of this novel.
As soon as that realization dawned and I acknowledged it, I was giving myself permission to put it down and stop struggling to read it. I wasn’t admitting defeat or giving up; I was just making a choice.
Pierrot’s imagination leads him to have a zig-zag journey from one place to another where he is often either outside or in his bedroom, impatiently attempting to grab a book from a high shelf (and, not to our surprise, Newton’s 3rd law comes into effect at this moment — as the snail says to Pierrot).
I highly recommend this collection for those who enjoy reading about female agency and sexual liberation as well as those who are interested in writing on these topics and would like to find a creative model to follow.
“The critical differences for writers usually fall into three areas: the reader’s knowledge about the topic; [their] attitude toward it, and [their] personal or professional needs.”