THREE WOMEN by Lisa Taddeo

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THREE WOMEN by Lisa Taddeo

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PAPERCUTS PICK OF THE MONTH — JULY 2019

"This is one of the most riveting, assured, and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read. Taddeo's beautifully written and unflinching portraits of desire allow her protagonists to be wholly human and wholly, blessedly complex. I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the more important -- and breathlessly debated -- books of the year." -Dave Eggers

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A masterwork of narrative journalism from an exhilarating new talent.

For nearly a decade, award-winning journalist Lisa Taddeo, embedded herself with three ordinary American women to write this deeply immersive account of their erotic lives and longings. The result is a work that is raw, unfiltered, unapologetic and timely. It does what Gay Talese's Thy Neighbor's Wife did for a previous generation, and it can be likened to George Packer's The Unwinding, but for the state of female desire.

Over the past eight years, Taddeo embedded herself with three American women in different parts of the country. They include a high school student in North Dakota who has a relationship with her married English teacher; a middle-class Catholic homemaker in the Midwest who is dissatisfied in her marriage and begins an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming; and a glamorous restaurateur in the Northeast whose husband likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. The women in this book are real, three-dimensional people, with strengths, flaws, opinions, and needs. Three Women is raw, unfiltered, and unapologetic.