Three women—a mistress, a wife and a daughter—expose their passions for the same man and confront the ways that love can simultaneously liberate and entrap.
"…passionate depth of writing…complex emotional intensity…O'Brien's skill at creating finely detailed, multi-dimensional characters is thrilling." —Oakland Tribune. "…[an] intriguing and beguiling disquisition on the unanswerable question…'What is love?'" —San Francisco Chronicle. "O'Brien surprises with her poetic sense of longing, the way she paints each woman in all her mysteries." —San Jose Mercury News.