Obsession : An Erotic Tale
The marriages of desire . . .From the multitalented and versatile Gloria Vanderbilt comes a passionate, sensual, witty, and puzzling tale of erotic obsession, beauty, and revenge, told in tandem by two women obsessed with the same man-and, ultimately, with each other.Talbot Bingham is a renowned architectural genius who, with his formidable wife, Priscilla, creates an architectural community. When he dies unexpectedly in the middle of their tenth wedding anniversary celebration, the devastated Priscilla is left keeper of the flame of Talbot's genius. Going through her husband's archives, she comes unexpectedly upon a pile of neatly tied letters, and the shocking secret of her husband's intimate life-a discovery that shatters the foundation of her soul and spirit.Obsession explores the mysteries of the human heart and the nature of sexuality and obsession, provoking questions about whom we choose to love, and why. The reader is left to decide if the other woman represents another facet of Priscilla, or if Priscilla her-self has invented the other woman who completed the world her husband so recently inhabited?
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 134.62 x 182.88 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
- 09 Jul 2009
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Ecco Press
- New York, United States
- black & white illustrations, frontispiece
"In her new novel, Gloria Vanderbilt has created a remarkable tapestry of human passion--an interior world of highly charged erotic mysteries that teasingly suggest, but ever elude, decoding. OBSESSION is a poetic tale on the nature of possession and obsession." -- Joyce Carol Oates "Warmth and zest and cheekiness...OBSESSION is erotica even your grandmother can love." -- The Daily Beast "Leave it to Gloria Vanderbilt to design a sensual novel for the material girl..." -- USA Today "`Obsession'...evolves into a clever psychological puzzle...great fun -- Buffalo News "Bee's letters are carnal, kinky, pulpy, lewd...they're threatening but enthralling..." -- Arizona Republic
About Gloria Vanderbilt
Gloria Vanderbilt is an American artist, writer, and designer. Her artwork can be found at GloriaVanderbiltfineart.com. She is the author of eight books and has been a regular contributor to the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Elle. She lives in New York City.
"In her new novel, Gloria Vanderbilt has created a remarkable tapestry of human passion--an interior world of highly charged erotic mysteries that teasingly suggest, but ever elude, decoding. OBSESSION is a poetic tale on the nature of possession and obsession." Joyce Carol Oates