By Joyce Carol Oates
Sixteen-year-old Katya Spivak is out for a stroll at the gracious streets of Bayhead Harbor together with her summer time babysitting fees while she’s approached by way of silver-haired, dependent Marcus Kidder. first and foremost his curiosity in her turns out risk free, even friendly; like his identify, a kind of light funny story. His appealing domestic, the children’s books he’s written, his classical song, the wonderful paintings in his examine, his lavish provides to her—Mr. Kidder’s lifestyles couldn’t be extra various from Katya’s drab working-class lifestyles again domestic in South Jersey, or extra engaging. yet by way of levels, virtually imperceptibly, anything adjustments, and posing for Mr. Kidder’s new portray isn’t the lighthearted exercise it as soon as was.
What he desires from Katya is anything she can’t understand. What Katya wishes from him is anything else back. As their dating deepens, and twists, the query is who’s seducing whom? And to what end?
From a countrywide ebook Award winner and number 1 New York Times bestselling writer, A reasonable Maiden is “fresh, present and gripping . . . the perception wise and the violence vivid . . . [an] severe and thought-provoking paintings of fiction”(New Statesman).
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