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Gina Frangello gives an intimate account of love, betrayal and the female body

By France24
02 May 2021   |   12:51 pm
From Eve and her apple to Madame Bovary or the Scarlet Letter, stories of adulterous women have long fascinated and scandalised readers, with most heroines meeting a tragic end. Yet author Gina Frangello wanted to avoid telling a cautionary tale with a neat and happy ending, as she recounted the events that shook up her marriage and her sense of self in her unflinching memoir “Blow Down Your House”.

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