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Book Summary of 3

Maya and Ilan have an unusual marriage: Maya agrees to tolerate Ilan's chronic infidelity as long as she can participate and he will never stray without her. To her surprise, she finds their threesomes as arousing as they are disturbing and, for a while, everything seems fine. But as Maya's writing career takes off and she becomes more independent, Ilan feels threatened, and opts for another kind of sexual experimentation - one that plays on Maya's fear and ultimately threatens her life.

Meanwhile, Maya is drawn into another relationship with a fateful third character. When her new liaison begins to mirror her marriage to Ilan, Maya discovers that her lover, seemingly a stranger, knows far more about her past than she has revealed.

A compelling chronicle of obsession and power, 3 brings new immediacy to a timeless question: what is the greatest sacrifice you would make for love?

About the Author

Julie Hilden graduated from Harvard, and earned a law degree at Yale and an MA in creative writing from Cornell. After several years of practicing law, she has now turned to writing full time. Her first book, a memoir entitled The Bad Daughter, was published by Algonquin Books, and she has also written for Slate magazine. She lives in New York City.

Details of Book: 3 (BSID:16986)

Book 3
Author Julie Hilden
ISBN 0552771775
ISBN-13 9780552771771, 978-0552771771
Binding Paperback
Publisher Transworld
Publishing Date 20040401
Number of Pages 240
Language Spanish
Dimensions 7.83 x 5.08 x 0.87 inches
Weight 184 grams

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Robin April 13, 2009 review from Goodreads

It wasn't so much dislike that made me give this only one star. It was more disinterest. There was an interesting hook to start the book: a woman catching her husband with another woman. Okay, I'm intrigued. And back cover copy told me that said wife would agree to an "open" marriage of sorts. Th...

Rashad July 30, 2011 review from Goodreads

its a good read very easy and open. its at times alot self asbsorbing, the maya character is greatly explored but she is very confused, and needy. it kidn of sums up the scars that are left from broken childhoods that this modern society has to suffer in the forms of dperession,slef abuse and sex...

Adrienne September 18, 2010 review from Goodreads

I've just finished and 5 stars is the only rating i can even consider.The blurb on the back of the book more or less tells you the storyline, but what it doesn't tell you is this is written in first person POV which makes everything starkly intimate. The writing is lyrical and sparse not over lac...

Angie October 01, 2008 review from Goodreads

This book is both beautiful, and disturbing. I will tell you up front that this is definitely not for the faint of heart. Most of the depictions are extremely graphic, which makes the gut-wrenching scenes even more so.There are two central themes here, and they are sex and obsession. The title im...

Karmen May 31, 2009 review from Goodreads

It's a very nihilistic take on Story of O.The lead character, Maya, was never truly invested in what was going on b/w her husband and her. She just floated along until her husband committed suicide.Yet, even her husband's suicide did not immediately "activate" her "awakening". It takes her to alm...


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