This is the ultimate pop culture postmodern romance—ideal surroundings, adulterous love, no consequences. When a wildlife photographer comes on a beautiful middle aged woman alone in her country house, the two engage in a brief affair consummated in the midst of Iowa's farmland and covered bridges. He leaves—and both find meaning in the experience though they never meet again. While it isn't that deep in itself, this novel clearly displays the pop culture co-option of existentialism's quest for a first-order experience, seen here in the form of the illicit relationship (on which almost no moral commentary is made, its inherent goodness assumed by the author).
Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he's a husband and father who loves church, good food, and weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here
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