Madeleine Is Sleeping, by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

This book is in turns lovely, poetic, disturbing and, well, dream-like. Reality and a fantasy dream world merge, as a young woman explores her sexuality, freedom and role in life. The novel is somewhere between poetry and prose in its construction, layout and understandability. It plays with the lines between adult and childhood, real life and reality and fate and free will. It’s mysterious, full of sex (and graphic hand jobs–fair warning) and made for beautiful and enjoyable read.

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