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  • Paperback
  • 314
  • Envy by Kathryn Harrison
  • Kathryn Harrison
  • English
  • 05 October 2018
  • 9780812973761

10 thoughts on “Envy by Kathryn Harrison

  1. says:

    This is another older Harrison Book which stayed with me Sizzling Loved the writing the tease the mystery suspe

  2. says:

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the

  3. says:

    Two twins were born Able being good Cain being badAble got everything he desired and Cain got nothing at all except his en

  4. says:

    Wow What a book So many ethical issues to do with relationships and lots of twists and turns Took uite a while to get going but worth persevering with My favourite Kathryn Harrison book so far910

  5. says:

    Not an easy read I stuck it out to the end Towards the end of the book the story line was good But still did not make it worth readi

  6. says:

    Envy is an enigmatic and powerful story brilliantly told by the talented Kathryn Harrison It's a story that crept under my skin and stayed there until the final tense pages It's an extremely sad and dark storyI l

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    I'm not sure where to begin With the plot? It is difficult to describe the plot without it sounding convoluted I’m not saying Envy is convoluted but that my description of it would it be It is a complicated story at the center of which is Will a man in his mid to late forties He is married to Carole and father

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    Envy is exactly the sort of novel I enjoy things happen but you are also treated to a fully realized and intimate view of the main character's thought process and feelings While the subject matter the plot revolves around might suick some people out I enjoyed Harrison's fearlessness of having her characters grapp

  9. says:

    Perhaps best known for her 1997 memoir The Kiss in which she recounted her affair with her estranged father Harrison is an expert at

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    I've liked Katherine Harrison The Seal Wife and been intrigued if a bit weirded out by her The Kiss and now I found a book of hers I didn't like Rampant with sexuality though barely stimulating her characters cheat manipulate ignore stalk and steal each other's partners Oh and not too surprisingly there is a tease of incest here too to make i

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Envy by Kathryn Harrison

Will has a good sex life–with the woman he married So why then is he increasingly plagued by violent erotic fantasies that were they to break out of his imagination and into the real world have the power to destroy not only his family but his career He’s about to lose his grip when he attends a college reunion and there discovers evidence o. This is another older Harrison Book which stayed with me Sizzling Loved the writing the tease the mystery suspenseAnd a little steam

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F a past sexual betrayal one serious enough that it threatens to overpower the present even as it offers a key to Will’s dangerous obsessionsHypnotic beautifully written this mesmerizing novel by “an extremely gifted writer” San Francisco Chronicle explores the corrosive effect of evil–and how painful psychological truths long buried wi. Envy is an enigmatic and powerful story brilliantly told by the talented Kathryn Harrison It s a story that crept under my skin and stayed there until the final tense pages It s an extremely sad and dark storyI love the way in which Harrison digs deep and tells us all the flaws and insecurities that rest in the characters Perhaps I am supposed to feel disgust toward the main character Will over his actions but I actually feel sympathy for him I can t believe all the horrible things that happened to him I was in disbelief over the situations of the other characters as well I m really fond of character driven novels and in the end all of the characters do really connect with each other It really is shocking toward the end when everything is revealed The Pandora s box of secrets is opened and the truth can no longer hide in the dark any longer It is extremely painful and heart breaking to learn the truth alongside Will This is a complex layered novel so I m not really surprised that it got such low reviews I try to not pay any mind to the reviews and ratings before I read a book and I m so happy I gave this book a chance Kathryn Harrison blew me away with her memoir The Kiss so I knew that Envy wasn t going to disappoint I love how she isn t afraid to write about taboo themes or subjects that people would rather ignore or forget The characters in this novel aren t plain evil or good just like in real life Instead they are complex characters that are illuminated by Harrison s beautiful writing The past becomes the present when one ignores the past I think that this is an important message about Envy one that is often overlooked by many I was left with many uestions once I finished the book but I was left with a satisfying hope that things were going to work out for Will It was really hard to put down this novel and it captivated me from beginning to end I highly recommend it if you like dramas and novels with psychological insight

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Thin a family can corrupt the present and through courage and understanding lead to healing and renewal “Like Scheherezade in the grip of a fever dream Kathryn Harrison has written one of those rare books in language of unparalleled beauty that affirm the holiness of life” said Shirley Ann Grau about Poison And the same can be said about En. Perhaps best known for her 1997 memoir The Kiss in which she recounted her affair with her estranged father Harrison is an expert at exploring themes of transgression betrayal and obsession Envy deals with it all marital estrangement sexual dysfunction sibling rivalry and parental grief Though riveting in parts and suspenseful the entire way through the novel s sheer drama approaching the formulaic suffocated a few critics The characters some flat others narcissistic and passionless flail about in their own misery inciting some sympathy but also contempt Harrison s writing is hot hot hot says the San Francisco Chronicle but some critics wondered what it all added up tolessons in how to find truth and reality or mere shock valueThis is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine


About the Author: Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels Envy The Seal Wife The Binding Chair Poison Exposure and Thicker Than Water She has also written memoirs The Kiss and The Mother Knot a travel memoir The Road to Santiago a biography Saint Therese of Lisieux and a collection of personal essays Seeking Rapture Ms Harrison is a freuent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review; her essay