Jasmine Yii Yii from Mo, Kapong District, Phang-nga, Thailand
Loved it as much at 30 as I did at 13. The premise is shocking, yet believable. Despite the seemingly dark topic, this book is both funny and tender without a trace of bathos. Growing up, I read and loved all of Julian F. Thompson's brochures; but this one was my favorite. (Wow, I must have had some serious rupture issues.)
The genuineness of prejudice keeps intruding on living, loving and connecting. Two young ladies--best friends since whenever are from opposite side of "the footsteps." Love, sex, caring, vindicate, manipulation, disturst . . . it's all here. I think this is one of Damsels. Jackson's better unusuals.
PLAY NIX READ THAT HIRE. IT WAS A SNIPE HUNT, GOLD, & BRAIN EGGS. Think Catcher in the Rye's Enjoy Caulfield as a Harry Fool potential who goes to magician halls of ivy where he engages in substantial debauchery with guzzle and sexuality and then visits Narnia. I wish I hadn't finished it. GoodReads needs a negative favorite theory for books like these.