Nothing Natural Author:Jenny Diski Rachel is a modern woman. In her 30s, divorced, living with her young daughter, staying friends with her ex for the child's sake, working as a special ed teacher. All in all she's pleased with herself, and if she should get a little depressed - she goes shopping. — Then, at a dinner party given by a girlfriend, she meets Joshua. "Very clever, but... more » a bit odd. Not someone to get involved with, but intersting" had been his billing. When they are introduced, she thinks, "Oh shit, I've seen the one before. The Charmer." And when he takes her home, she doesn't feel threatened; quite the opposite, she feels in total control. But once they are in her bed, the control becomes his.
Thus begins a remarkable first novel that takes us into the daily life of a woman who could be any of our sisters or friends. But wer are also shown the part of her life she would never talk about over coffee: the part that is completely enmeshed in a passionate and violent sadomasochistic relationship, which suddenly takes another turn.« less