Inappropriate Behaviour by Irene MockInappropriate Behaviour by Irene Mock

Inappropriate Behaviour

byIrene Mock

Paperback | May 10, 1999

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Inappropriate Behaviour has a magnetism as alluring as the sirens, summoning readers to revel in the coy seduction that preludes desire, the truths women deny and the longing they supress, unleashed in startling moments of betrayal, loss, and reclamation. Mock widens the threshold--exposing a desire not only for touch, but for understanding, for family, for a love which satiates more than the physical appetite. With wry humour and tender intensity Mock unveils heroic acts of domestic courage which transform and confront modern marriages, divided loyalties and sexual politics as few contemporary writers have dared. Each of these 11 stories, whether haunting or heartbreaking, alights on the tongue ripe with the bittersweet perfection Eve enjoyed in sampling the forbidden fruit. Mock pushes the limits of emotional intimacy, tempting us to admit what we have guarded with precious secrecy--we want it all. In this collection, we may have found it.

Irene Mock's fiction has been published in many prestigious Canadian literary magzines. She is the co-editor, with Paulette Jiles and Luanne Armstrong, of Journey to the Interior: An Anthology of Kootenay Women Writers. She is a founding member of the Kootenay School of Writing in Nelson, B.C.
Title:Inappropriate BehaviourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:121 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.41 inPublished:May 10, 1999Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888783744

ISBN - 13:9780888783745

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Author Irene Mock’s collection of short stories gives readers a rare and valuable glimpse into the territories of love, lust, family and sexual politics. Whether showing courageous acts within marriage or divided loyalties in the sexual arena, Inappropriate Behaviour is a wise and compelling work of art. Readers who long to look into a sea of intimacy and truth will want to open the cover of this fine short story collection.