Trio Author:Dorothy Baker This is a novel of three people, Pauline, brittle, charming, assured French professor at an anonymous university; Janet, frightened, evasive, all nerves, Pauline's protegee and working for a Ph.D.; and Ray, a student who has odd-jobbed all over the world. Janet falls in love with Ray but their marriage is blocked by a secret in her past. It is P... more »auline and her power over Janet that eventually forms the issue -- and the climax, as Janet tells Ray how her innocent, youthful admiration of Pauline led her into a lesbian relationship, which she grew to loathe but could not escape. Ray's help and Pauline's one decent act finally free Janet. Nothing essentially perverse, in spite of the theme, and an even more human drama, with great narrative subtlety.
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