The concept of stillness is at the center of this enigmatic, prize-winning crime novel that follows the relationships of three female characters whose lives are torn apart by madness, rape, and betrayal. The Vietnam War and its consequences for both women and men are explored through the experiences of Patricia, whose husband raped women while fighting abroad. Difficult questions about men and women, sex and honor, relationships and madness are at the heart of this emotional thriller in which crimes are not easily solved and relationships not easily ended.
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