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  by Charlotte Roche

category Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 0802118925
Books Registered: 4
BookCrossing Rating: Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 0
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With more than one million copies sold in Germany and rights snapped up in twenty-seven countries, Wetlands is the sexually and anatomically explicit novel that is changing the conversation about female identity and sexuality around the world.
Helen Memel is an outspoken eighteen-year-old, whose childlike stubbornness is offset by a precocious sexual confidence. She begins her story from a hospital bed, where she’s slowly recovering from an operation and lamenting her parents’ divorce. To distract herself, Helen ruminates on her past sexual adventures in increasingly uncomfortable detail, taking the reader on a sensational journey through Helen’s body and mind. Punky alienated teenager, young woman reclaiming her body from the tyranny of repressive hygiene (women mustn’t smell, excrete, desire), bratty smartass, vulnerable, lonely daughter, shock merchant, and pleasure seeker—Helen is all of these things and more, and her frequent attempts to assert her maturity ultimately prove just how fragile, confused, and young she truly is.
As Helen constantly blurs the line between celebration, provocation, and dysfunction in her relationship with her body, Roche exposes the double bind of female sexuality, delivering a compulsively readable and fearlessly intimate manifesto on sex, hygiene, and the repercussions of family trauma.


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4 Copies Registered


Registered by kimboekenworm of Oss, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Sunday, August 30, 2009

Current status: travelling Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by klikje of Groningen, Groningen Netherlands on Sunday, November 23, 2008

Current status: permanent collection Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Lizzybuzzy of Diemen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, June 28, 2009

Current status: to be read Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Cy-V of Zoetermeer, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, August 02, 2009

Current status: available Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members




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