Between Bodies Lie by H. M. Blanc
Attempting to flee his declining literary career and failing relationship, Cristobal Porter travels to a tropical island to research his latest novel. There he meets Ana Kaplan, the wife of an American diplomat, and is immediately drawn to her by what he perceives as a sadness akin to his own. When Porter’s young mistress arrives on the island and enters into an affair with Ana’s husband, it is the catalyst that draws Ana and Porter closer together.
As his relationship with Ana evolves, it sparks in Porter a creative revolution, leading him on an exploration of emotional terrain; mapping a landscape of Life, Art, Love and Artifice. In this world in revolt, Porter will discover a hope for redemption, even as he is forced to acknowledge the unforgiving divide between ideology and reality, and those insurmountable distances which between bodies lie.
“A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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