7. Breath and Bones

by Susann Cokal

This a quite a good book with a memorable anti-heroine. It is a comic picaresque about a young Danish woman, an artist’s model and muse, who travels across the western U.S. in the 1880s in search of the artist who is her first love. Although the plot details are hard to swallow, it’s a fun, compelling romp through the landscape of the American west and the sexuality of this odd woman.  The two - the setting and her sexuality - don’t mix well.

It is by no means a great novel, but I enjoyed the story.  It would make a very good movie if a vibrator wasn’t central to the latter third of the plot.

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