“(We are, both of us, probably, addicted to anguish. Perhaps this is our bonding attribute: Our penchant for anguish and longing and the solitude that is required of both.)”Introduction to Women, Elizabeth Ellen
I’m hesitant to write this review. It’s not because I’m one of those readers who accused Caldwell of sexual tourism (though even I, with eyes as wide open as I can try to get them to be, am programmed to mistrust narratives like these that depict “straight” women exploring homosexuality only to return to heterosexuality by the end of the narrative).