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A Novel I Can’t Forget

Therese Raquin

Many years ago, I read Therese Raquin by Emile Zola. I’ve forgotten most of it now, except for the morgue scene. That scene has stayed with me for twenty-five years.

It stands out because it was the only time a scene was so well written, so observed that after reading it, I felt nauseous.




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