9 Must-Read Books for June 2013
A century-spanning novel that makes a stop in World War I, gripping new fiction from Khaled Hosseini, revealing new details about Sylvia Plath and more.
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Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell (Farrar,
Straus and Giroux), by Katherine Angel, a London journalist and
postdoctoral research fellow, offers an arresting mix of diaristic
experiences with her lover—à la Anaïs Nin—and heady reflections from
feminist thinkers like Susan Sontag and Virginia Woolf. A genre-busting
nonfiction account that reads like poetry, revels in ambiguity, and
intentionally defies definition, the book explores the slippery emotions
of sex in fiery, collage-like scenes intended to reconcile the
contradictory "metaphors we love by."
— Kristy Davis