Melissa, desperate for love and willing to do anything to find it, is now a successful writer in Rome, living with her new lover, Thomas. But as soon as she meets Viola, a woman from Thomas's past, sexual passion and insecurity mount in tandem, and Melissa is consumed with jealousy. Written as a confessional letter to her mother, the story that follows is one of dark obsession, violent lust, and soul-destroying talent. Driven by Melissa's singular voice -- that unique and compelling combination of impetuous naivete and poetic sophistication that has mesmerized readers in thirty-one countries -- The Scent of Your Breath blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy and delves deep into the disturbing yet strangely familiar mind of a teenage girl terrorized by love.
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 142 g
Dimensions: 185 x 127 x 11 mm