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Read Ò Solstice ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Originally published in 1985 Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask two young women who are complete opposites yet irresistibly attracted to each other Blonde shy recently divorced Monica is a school teacher; dark nocturnal sophisticated Sheila is a painter of stOriginally published in 1985 Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask two young women who are complete opposites y. I have absolutely no idea what this book was about

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Et irresistibly attracted to each other Blonde shy recently divorced Monica is a school teacher; dark nocturnal sophisticated Sheila is a. Solstice is a look into co dependence obsession and ultimately insanity Shelia and Monica are two women who start as friends and fall and into each others' orbit spending time together perhaps than is healthy Eventually it’s clear that these two women are not normal and that something has to give Oates does a good job of portraying this downward spiral of mutual obsession I felt a great deal of tension for the first bit of the book because Oates does a wonderful job of writing slightly askew as though a normal relationship were filmed by Hitchcock But gradually this sense of tension was replaced with feeling of treading water and a desire to just get to the end to see what happened Though the main thrust of the book is interesting it was perhaps drug out a bit too much Near the end of the book Oates feels the pressure to wrap things up and so things go by in a blur If the end had been a bit longer and it is actually pretty good for all its brevity and the middle less drawn out I think this might’ve been a better book This book has the feel of a novella stretched out to a novelI can’t uite decide if some parts of this book are out of place or if the focus is so intensely on the relationship between Shelia and Monica that these parts simply seem irrelevant There’s a lot of name checking that goes on for figures in modern art and literature but it doesn’t uite seem natural Oates’s prose is certainly capable enough and it mimics the characters states of mind very well but it doesn’t uite pop nothing particularly sticks in my mind So ultimately sort of a middle of the road bookUnrelated story I picked my edition of this book up at a garage sale The cover for this paperback has a picture of two 1980's looking women staring vacantly on the cover and the word Solstice in silver embossed cursive on the cover I can just picture some housewife picking it up thinking it was a trashy romance novel Goes to show never judge a book by its cover

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SolsticePainter of stature driven by the needs of her art Over the months their friendship deepens first to love and then to a near fatal obsessio. Powerfully written Joyce Carol Oates has a fantastic writing style I can't uite place it but it is so fluid and organic And she captures the painful awkward eagerness of Monica's thoughts so well Meanwhile Sheila is one of those hypnotically distinctive characters cruel and beautifully selfish that I found myself caught between loving and hating No small surprise that Monica feels the same wayIt's a short and well written book that I enjoyed very much But still disturbingly obsessive friendships between women never seem to go well Never