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Publisher's Summary

A talented sculptor and her psychotherapist fall in love, transgressing numerous ethical boundaries. But as their relationship progresses, what began as the patient’s attempt to liberate herself from her past becomes the most abusive relationship of her life - and the most dangerous.

©2021 Cris Beam (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Cris Beam is an author and professor in New York City. Her most recent book, I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy, was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2018. Her prior book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), was named a 2013 New York Times Notable Book, and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Award, shortlisted for the William Saroyan Prize, and was a best book on several year-end lists, including NPR, New York Magazine and The Boston Globe. Beam is also the author of Transparent: Love, Family and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers (Harcourt, 2007), which won a Lambda Literary Award and was a Stonewall Honor book. Her young adult novel, I am J, was released by Little, Brown in 2011 and was named a Kirkus Best Book and Junior Library Guild Selection, and is the first book with a transgender character to land on California's recommended reading list for public high schools. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Awl, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian, as well as on This American Life. Beam is an assistant professor of creative writing at William Paterson University.

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Very good listening

very good!
I loooooooved this listening for so many reasons, one being it is very relatable. We all stay in relationships out of fear, guilt or shame. #BreakTheStigma #Time4Change

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Suspenseful, Beautiful

Loved the story which at first seems to be about love coming true, but instead turns out to be nightmare. The characters are so well drawn. While one grows, discovers her own needs and sees herself more clearly, the other characters becomes, more clearly, who she has always been. The writing is just gorgeous. A wonderful way to spend an hour!!

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Stunning!

This is a remarkable story, stunningly crafted by Ms. Beam and beautifully narrated. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I listened to it.

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Mediocre at best....

I read some of the reviews before I listened to this book. It was described as exciting with a twist. I thought it was pretty boring.

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Crossing lines!!

What a great short story on a complete clusterF°°%° from crossing lines!! It's a rough story, and I seriously enjoyed it! Well done by author and narrator!!

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Captivating writing

I have always been a fan of Cris Beam‘s writing, since Transparent. Her crisp words stand out in every genre, from short story to narrative nonfiction.
I didn’t love the voice actor, she seemed to make the story salacious.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend this listen/ read.