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Marble Skin (1989) [Novel]
by Slavenka Drakulić Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

A sculptor carves a statue out of ice-cold, smooth, glittering marble and calls it "My Mother's Body." Her mother sees the sculpture, recognizes in it all the pain and frustration of their relationship over the years, and tries to take her own life. Forced together by this near tragedy, the daughter sits at her mother's bedside and relives her childhood years, confronting the specter of sexual conflict that haunts their pasts. Remembering this remote and beautiful woman, she must also remember the man who invaded their lives long ago, who insinuated and seduced his way first into her mother's affections and then, unforgiveably, into her own....

Creating a scandal when it was first published in the former Yugoslavia, this provocative and immensely readable novel explodes one of the last taboos in our western culture - the image of the sexual mother. Marble Skin explores the darkest recesses of the female psyche and exposes the destructive power of sexual desire when forced to compete with the bonds of maternal love.

Original title: Mramorna koža
Original languages: Serbo-Croatian


Genre: FictionAdult/Mature Content
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Marble Skin

Marble Skin (1994)
Edition Details:

based on the French translation.

Language: English

Translated by: Greg Mosse
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Marble Skin (June 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393331486
Pages: 196

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Marble Skin (March 1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393034771
Pages: 188

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