Underage girl loves older man in disturbing novel

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With "All the Ugly and Wonderful Things," author Bryn Greenwood has handed readers a strange - but strangely grabbing - tale. "Strange," because its theme centers on the mutual love - and sexual dalliances - of a man in his 20s and a 13-year-old girl. Greenwood sets her story in a grubby stretch of her native Kansas. And that setting is far from the only common denominator between the author and her central character, a girl known as Wavy.

source: Book review 'Underage girl loves older man in disturbing novel' by Harry Levins; www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/reviews/underage-girl-loves-older-man-in-disturbing-novel/article_c102033e-ab16-55ae-bfc6-4f9286ba27e9.html; stltoday.com; 6 August 2016