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Jen M said:
My first read by Oates. Not too sure about it. Sad ending. Maybe I just didn't get it. I am not fond of the "lolita" relationship.
posted Mar 18, 2013 at 9:37AM
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Mother is an alcoholic; takes care of two children; mistreated by her employer; intrigued by the attention she receives from Marcus; accepts money from Marcus to help her mother pay off debt; poses for Marcus's paintings which he pays her for; begins to feel used.
Former children's book author; pays Katya to pose for him; in love with Katya.