In some cases, there was prolonged courting; sometimes the courting was closer to grooming; but mostly, the stories ended in the stammering pulses of orgasm. There was complexity and beauty and violence even, in the way the women experienced the same event. In these ways and more, it was the female parts of an interlude that, in my eyes, came to stand for the whole of what longing in America looks like. To say someone always gets what she wants is to detach her from human experience, as the ability to get what one wants is necessarily bound by geography, the law, the wills of other people, or banal technical difficulties. What appears to be a straightforward relationship—I want something that I can or cannot have—branches off into hypotheticals and counterfactuals, compromise and denial and acquiescence. Desire becomes tangled with everything else.
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Carpenter's new novel is Red, White, Blue. She is developing her first book, Eleven Days , for television. Carpenter lives in New York. She recorded their histories of sex, love, loss, abuse. Three Women is a reminder, or perhaps a warning: desire is a thing you can question, deny, chase—but rarely catch.
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Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book. To be stunned by her intellect and heart. This is a nonfiction literary masterpiece
Photo by Morgan Hoite. Her first book, a narrative nonfiction exploration of the private lives and desires of three women, debuted in July at number one on the New York Times best-seller list. Katie Couric Hon. That was only the beginning.