This is not about a typical love story. This book is for those readers who love authors that approach intriguing, taboo, contemporary and society unaccepted love stories. This is Hemingway, who made me absolutely fall in love with his book, “The Garden of Eden.”
Long story short
Writer David Bourne and his newly married wife, Catherine, are spending their honeymoon in both French Riviera and Spain, during 1920’s. The holiday is about a lot of swimming, shopping, drinking wine and sunbathing. Until Catherine meets loveable Marita, who makes both of them fall in love with her.
From now on, the new marriage takes a controversial return. Lesbianism will coexist with sexual intrigue, lack of inhibitions, amorous perversity and also with the writer’s condition, the last one being a real stake in the book.
The story is more remarkable as the author, Hemingway, writes down with short sentences but correctly describing, so the reader will be able to “smell” the salt in the air, to “taste” the expensive wines or to “feel” the warm water in which the characters are bathing.
I am looking for love stories which are atypical and intrigue me. I read this book out of breath, and I recommend you to consider this Hemingway’s writing.
Like most of the great stories, “The Garden of Eden” was screened by the director John Irvin, in 2008.