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After Breathless returns again and again to illusory, extraordinary happiness. Janey’s driven solipsistically for sexual experience and thrill, and her pleasure comes at Georges’ expense. Some of Potter’s best writing is in these raw, uncomfortable passages.’

— Lynne Tillman, Sight and Sound

‘This is a fantastic novel – sexy, romantic, risky and funny.’

— Maureen Freely, Options Magazine

‘An alluring film noir tinge of squalor and criminality echoes through the story: like those movies you remember with a pang, this is a novel to make you keep faith with how you used to feel.’

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