The Intimates (Paperback)
|Author: Ralph Sassone|
|Spanning years and continents, beginnings and ends, "The Intimates" chronicles how Maize and Robbie discover themselves in the reflection they see in each other, and how their connection comes to define their place in the world.|
From the Publisher:
The Intimates is about Maize and Robbie, who meet in high school and hold fast to each other as they stumble through amorous adventures, first jobs, and complicated relationships with family members here and abroad. It is a powerful and compassionate debut novel that explores the romance of young friendship, the freighted bonds between parents and children, and the thrills and mesmerizing illusions of sex. Lovely, perceptive, funny, and vividly erotic, in The Intimates, "Sassone has created a friendship so deep, so utterly believable, that you feel jealous of Maize and Robbie's closeness---and of Sassone's easy talent" (New York Press).
"Sassone has a keen understanding of the professional indignities and romantic frustrations of the young and the well educated...." 02/28/2011