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Sexual Identity and the Role of Love

Is one's sexual identity something one cannot escape, even if they try to ignore it? Or, is sexual identity a choice? Can someone be attracted to both men and women? This novel explores these questions.

Carol has a relationship with Abby while she is still married to Harge. She does not leave him at the time, though. It is almost as if she has the affair because it is convenient and risky. The reason is similar to why Carol goes to see Therese after receiving her card. Sending the card was not part of the social norm. Someone who would do such a thing intrigues Carol.

Carol complains that she thinks that Harge does not love her and only wants to control her. However, she never expresses negative feelings about having sex with him. While she might see herself as...

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