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ISBN: 0060392487
Author: Sarah Dunant
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 370
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 681
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Other Books by Sarah Dunant. Praise for Transgressions. Back home she made a last stab at conviviality. She threw a dinner party, going through her address book and inviting seven people, including a spare man-a friend of a friend-to even the numbers.

Other Books by Sarah Dunant. She cooked all day, laid a Good Housekeeping table, and chattered her way through the evening, high and vital. Two of the guests wrote notes saying how lovely it was to see her in such good form.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Elizabeth is a modern woman. As sexual as she wants to be–with whomever she wants to be. But a breakup with her academic boyfriend has hit her harder than she cares to admit.

She went upstairs and showered but didn’t try to wash him out of her, because it was too late for that and because she didn’t want to give in to that kind of frenzy of disgust. She brushed her teeth. and stripped the bedclothes, replacing them with a crisp new sheet and duvet cover that Sally had given her six months ago for her birthday but that she had never bothered to open. It pleased her to see how it made the room different, less like her own. As she folded back the cover she came across the length of twine caught in its folds

Sarah Dunant (born 8 August 1950) is a British novelist, journalist, broadcaster, and critic. She is married with two daughters, and lives in London and Florence. Dunant was born in 1950 and raised in London.

Sarah Dunant (born 8 August 1950) is a British novelist, journalist, broadcaster, and critic. She is the daughter of David Dunant, a former Welsh airline steward who later became manager of British Airways, and his French wife Estelle, who grew up in Bangalore, India.

Som Sarah Dunant is a marvelous author, whether she is taking you to a medieval setting or dealing with current day she writes page turners. This book was really hard to put down.

Elizabeth is a modern woman. Som Sarah Dunant is a marvelous author, whether she is taking you to a medieval setting or dealing with current day she writes page turners. Elizabeth is currently single, working from home as a translator for a book company.

Sarah Dunant is the author of the international bestsellers The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, Sacred Hearts, and Blood and Beauty, which have received major acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Her earlier novels includ. ore about Sarah Dunant.

Terrifying, dark and bold, Sarah Dunant's breakthrough psychological thriller transcends genres and audiences; it crosses all boundaries, encroaching on the darker side of sex and fantasy, male and female. Elizabeth Skorvecky has just come out of a long-term relationship with her boyfriend. Alone in her Victorian house, her only companions are her cat, a trashy crime novel she's translating from Czech, and her music. As the summer ends and the days draw in, unsettling things begin to happen

Elizabeth is a modern woman.

Sarah Dunant, a television host in London, begins and ends her poignant and powerful Transgressions with music by Van Morrison.

Before she wrote historical fiction, Sarah Duant specialized in smart, gripping suspense novels, which won her Britain's prestigious Silver Dagger award. In this disturbing, sometimes brutal thriller, the lines bleed between passion and violence, attraction and repulsion, pleasure and terror.

In Transgressions, Dunant brings us Elizabeth, a translator working on a Czech novel that could soon become an American movie. We read what is happening in Elizabeth's life and also the story Elizabeth translates

In Transgressions, Dunant brings us Elizabeth, a translator working on a Czech novel that could soon become an American movie. We read what is happening in Elizabeth's life and also the story Elizabeth translates. I was intrigued by how she criticized the stereotypical nature of the story, and wondered if it was all so different from the one Elizabeth was living. Dunant develops a high level of suspense and a strong character in Elizabeth who is both fearless and a social recluse since her recent breakup. When she first discovers a missing CD, I was hooked.

After a nasty breakup with her boyfriend Tom, Lizzie Skorvecky, alone in her London home, plunges into her work of translating a Czech detective novel into English, only to have the violence and brutality of the novel appear in her own life

Comments:

Lost Python
I chose to read Transgressions after I had read (and loved) Sacred Hearts, as I wanted another book by the same author. In both cases I found Sarah Dunant to be an excellent writer. She is talented when she creates her characters and builds up the plot – the intrigue does keep you on edge. But in Transgressions I was bitterly disappointed and also disgusted when Elizabeth, a smart, intelligent woman feels aroused by a rapist sitting on her bed. Yes, perhaps lonely psycopaths are to be pitied, and you may even convince yourself that submitting is the best way to be in control of the situation, but not telling anyone afterwards makes it sick. I was also bothered by the text she is translating and, while I know from experience that porno pays well, I felt it cheapened the book. All in all, there are other Dunant novels which I would recommend, but not Transgressions.
Pameala
I have read a few books from Sarah Dunant before - I have liked them very much. However this boos is "strange". The book gives an intense and rather uncomfortable feeling during the read. Maybe because there is so much reality and the distinct possibility that this can happen to anyone. A good read.
Dellevar
This startling story kept me engrossed with the well developed thickening plot.
Lots of creepy surprises and twists that meant I was unable to put it down.
MARK BEN FORD
Love the author Sarah Dunant. Love gently used books rather than expensive new ones. Love Amazon.com for finding this great book for me that I wasn't able to find in my local used bookstore.
Xar
Four months ago, Lizzie Skvorecky split from her lover Tom. Since their nasty break-up, Lizzie has thrown herself into her work, translating novels into English. Her current work is a Czech police procedural that she originally found very distasteful, but the cheap porn has since hooked her.
Recently, someone has been entering Lizzie's London flat. Little things like a Van Morrison CD have either been stolen or moved elsewhere in the house. One particular night, Lizzie awakens to see a man holding a hammer sitting on her bed. She manages to seduce the man, but later on learns about the serial "hammer rapist". Though knowing the danger she might face, Lizzie decides to turn the tables and stalk the rapist.
TRANSGRESSIONS is a novel that should have been great but falls just short of the mark. Lizzie is an interesting character, whose motives may seem strange but are well developed and comprehensible. However, the poignant story line is hampered by the intrusions of translated extracts from the Czech novel and Lizzie's own porno additions. Apparently, the talented Sarah Dunant purposely added a poorer writing quality to these sections to keep the overall flavor and authenticity of the books premise. Skip those pages (unless the reader needs a cheap thrill) and peruse the main plot because that is an intriguing cat and mouse thriller.
Harriet Klausner
Saimath
I admire Sarah Dunant as an author because she has the ability to flay open her psyche and share it with us readers. In Transgressions this took courage because it is politically incorrect to imply that rape could be so complex as to (under the right circumstances) sexually stimulate the "victim" as well as the rapist. She also explores the complexity of a rapists motives. This isn't the usual binary good vs evil simplicity that most thrillers offer. Here, the author risks our disapproval by taking her protagonist into the shadows along with her tormentor. The subplot regarding a trashy novel that is being translated mirrors the main theme in a fascinating way. This is a very thoughtful novel which asks us readers to explore our own knee jerk reactions to good and evil. In doing this we must confront the possibility that our world may indeed be more of a "Net of Indra" than a simple good/bad cartoon. Dunant spent a most of this book doing what, I think, she does best, which is to deftly psychoanalyze her characters' motives, thoughts, impulses and imagination. She is brutally candid both with herself and with us, her readers. As a man, I enjoy the insights she permits us into the female psyche. This was not a classic mystery thriller. For me it was an invitation to explore that part of the human experience which rarely gets brought to the "party". We all have private thoughts and desires but do not ever reveal them. Dunant does an exquisite job of letting us into her shadow world. Bravo.
Mr.Savik
Dunant is a pleasant writer with real skills. She does a nice job with her characterization and her plotting--unfortunately, her imagination--well, that's the flaw.

As a member of modern society, I cannot stomach the key scene of the novel. In this scene, our heroine chooses, when confronted with a rapist, to pseudoseduce him instead. Yes, she convinces herself that she controlled an otherwise horrible experience, but Dunant's describing our heroine as aroused and emotionally not affected during or after the assault is pure stupidity. Trying to see it otherwise really doesn't work.

I don't have too much of a problem with the rest of the story, and there's a good climax. Again, however, her response to her would-be rapist at the end shows Dunant hasn't quite thought it through. She needs to read a few true-crime accounts of rape to clue her into the devastation that accompanies every moment during and after that trauma. The story is an interesting concept, but I would read other Dunant novels instead of Transgressions.

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