Dirt Themes

Stuart Woods
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Sex

While the identification of Sex as a major narrative theme in this novel may seem somewhat simplistic, there is a good deal of evidence to suggest quite the opposite. To begin, with the exception of lesser characters (Paul Brennan and Helene, Stone Barrington's housekeeper, for example), all of the characters in Dirt are involved in sexual relationships of one sort or another. What differentiates these sexual dealings is character motivation. Amanda Dart's sexual liaisons, while casual and very discreet, nonetheless reveal a personality which thrives on attention. In her younger years, the character's sexual involvements help to further her career and improve her social status. Tommy Bruce (Jonathan Dryer), on the other hand, uses sex as a means of gathering information. He sleeps with Arrington Carter in order to gain access to wealthy homes which he later robs. Bruce also engages in sex with Martha McMahon to learn...

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