At the tender age of fourteen, Sarah Clark is seduced by her thirty-eight-year-old English teacher, Daniel Carr, and becomes entangled in an illegal, erotic, passionate, and dangerous affair a vicious meeting of minds and bodies that ends badly. Devastated by grief and longing, Sarah embarks upon a series of meaningless self-abasing sexual encounters, hoping to reclaim the intensity of that first relationship. Then, seven years later, Carr unexpectedly returns and Sarah is drawn again into a destructive coupling. Now that she is no longer an innocent young girl, is she strong enough to finally tame the beast within her?
A modern Lolita, "Taming the Beast" is an emotionally unflinching and alluring tale that introduces a powerful new writer.
...powerful and compelling... --Kirkus Reviews"
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 19th September 2006
Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25