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Simple Passion - Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie

The title of this book aptly sums up Annie Ernaux's all-consuming love affair with a married man - a foreigner from Eastern Europe - during the late 1980s. The reader is given access to a largely dispassionate analysis of the effects of unalloyed sexual desire and the yearnings for intimacy that Ernaux experienced throughout the relationship she had with this man in Paris. That is what makes "SIMPLE PASSION" an instructive book for anyone wanting to understand the impacts of a love affair as experienced by the person caught up in the passion it triggers, sustains, and stimulates.