A fiery collision of interests, not without its pathos, when Bruce meets Marisa. The former is destined to be head of a financial house founded by his father, for whom the suffragettes, let alone second- and third-wave feminists, might just as well not have happened. The latter is a left-leaning arts polymath, and tags along with Bruce and his patriarchal pronouncements, but only up to a point. It’s debatable whether she manages to teach him anything. A great deal of sumptuous prose is expended throughout this charming novella as Marisa undoubtedly tries. Jack d’Argus

Marisa is published by CentreHouse Press and is available in print and ebook formats.

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