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PW's Best Books of PW Picks: Books of the Week. The young woman in The Shared Patio fails to help her epileptic neighbour during a fit because she's too busy conjuring up a deep, internally convincing romance with him.
In Majesty , sexual fantasies about Prince William help a middle-aged woman avoid both pain and meaningful interaction with others. Sex plays a big part in most of these stories but not as big a part as the characters think it will.
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Erotic desire in July's world often acts as a conduit for a different kind of intimacy, such as the kind found by two women in It Was Romance , who weep together on the floor during a seminar for women in search of love. Then there's the love found by the narrator of How to Tell Stories to Children.
Hanging around her former lover and his wife in the hope they will break up, the woman finds herself deeply committed to the couple's child.
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The standout in this consistently impressive collection is Something that Needs Nothing in which a young woman in love with her best friend is driven by economic necessity and a broken heart to take a job in a peep show.