Monday, November 08, 2004
After by Claire Tristram
This is a book I ordered from the library way back in the summer. It is written by a Salon contributor and it is her first novel. The plot concerns a woman whose husband was recently murdered by Muslim extremists. She decides to cleanse herself of his memory by taking a Muslim lover, so she meets a stranger at a trade show and they plan to meet at a motel. The narration alternates between the point of view of the man and the woman. It is very erotic and very disturbing. I read it in two nights.