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A unique a couple of mother-daughter dating that may ship a sit back down your backbone. Johanne is a tender lady in her twenties who lives along with her mom. while she falls in love with Ivar, she eventually feels able to depart domestic. The couple plan a visit to the USA. however the morning of her departure, Johanne wakes as much as locate the door locked. Can she triumph over her fears? Will she shout for aid? Will she climb out of her fourth ground window? ------ Why Peirene selected to submit this ebook: 'Everyone who has learn Fifty colors of gray should still learn this publication. Why? The Blue Room holds up a reflect to part of the feminine psyche that yearns for submission. the tale exhibits how erotic fantasies are shaped through the connection with our mom and dad. It then delves extra to examine the fight of ladies to split from their moms - a fight that's hardly ever addressed in both literature or society.' Meike Ziervogel, writer

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He sought after me to stick already that first evening. simply to be there. however it was once an impossibility. A brick wall. I needed to cross domestic so Mum wouldn’t fear approximately me, so issues didn’t get blown out of percentage. I’d made up my brain that this night used to be a vacation. no longer the following day. no longer the other day. but it appeared most unlikely to forestall preserving this difficult, hot physique shut. I bear in mind observing the ceiling, every little thing was once a blur in view that I’d taken my glasses off, within the tender mild coming in from the road lamp and the autos open air, it shifted, edges melted away. every thing grew to become one. i presumed of God, that he was once the following too. every thing used to be right here. It was once like demise, i presumed. and that i started to cry back, more durable this time. I didn’t comprehend why, why it came visiting me each time my pleasure felt whole. considering it now, I cry back. what's it with me? i needed to do it another time ahead of I left. i used to be afraid i'd disregard the way it felt. i must sleep with you each day, I stated, my physique wishes you. as soon as an hour, acknowledged Ivar, smiling. He was once mendacity on his belly resting on his elbows, twiddling with my hair, lining up the curls, till he eventually placed them in a heap over my eyes so I couldn’t see whatever. include me to the US, he stated. certain, I acknowledged. In weeks’ time, he acknowledged. alright, I acknowledged, and laughed at this wild fable, this fantastical dream; the 2 people in vital Park, on Broadway. We lay on our backs and stared up on the ceiling. There’s airborne dirt and dust floating all over, i assumed, and it's falling on us instantly, turning us right into a reminiscence. I suggest it, acknowledged Ivar. particularly? I acknowledged. I imagined us on a airplane jointly. setting out. My brother’s learning at MIT, I stated, approximately to inform him extra approximately Edvard. I suggest it, Johanne. It’ll be nice. you could simply carry your books. I’ve kept up a few cash and we’ll reside affordably in a bit position south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you could examine and I’ll play guitar. I didn’t solution. i used to be picturing us using down large streets, sitting in hot diners, consuming tarts and fried eggs, slumbering with one another a number of instances an afternoon, waking up jointly, guffawing, showering, splashing within the bathtub jointly. My mouth had long gone dry. I bought up and went to the kitchen, came across a tumbler within the cabinet, became at the faucet. I seemed out of the window into the darkish yard. every little thing was once so filthy, so run-down. I imagined one other kitchen. i used to be 40 and sitting at a Formica desk on a scorching, soiled la day, consuming gin. It used to be midday. I regarded a destroy, my face was once baggy; a long-haired black puppy lay asleep lower than the desk, my ft resting on its coat. A fly buzzed round. i used to be searching of the window on the vehicles going prior. within one other window, the around one, I observed the narrow, smart, attractive lady, the single along with her hand at the mobilephone receiver, who solid a hot, considerate look in the direction of the backyard, and observed her subsequent shopper coming in throughout the gate and jogging underneath an street of birches bursting into leaf. I longed for her, that narrow, calm lady, and if I simply stored a grip on my plan, i assumed, she may possibly develop into a fact.

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