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Innocents

(2002)
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Written when Cathy Coote was nineteen, Innocents is a taut, wickedly clever descent into the anatomy of an obsession, the debut of a precociously assured and provocative young literary voice. Forcing someone vulnerable and naive into a sexual relationship to satisfy a twisted desire is perverted, even evil. But when the perpetrator is a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl, is she culpable? And if the victim is her thirty-four-year-old teacher, shouldn't he have known better? When the nameless young narrator of Innocents decides to seduce her teacher, she immediately realizes that the power of her sexuality is greater than she ever imagined. She leaves the aunt and uncle who are her guardians and moves in with her teacher; together, they quickly embark on a journey into their darkest desires. Unforgettable, disturbing, and morally complex, Innocents permanently unsettles our notions of innocence, experience, and power, and suggests that we all are culpable.

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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Innocents
Author(s): Cathy Coote
ISBN: 1-4177-2303-3 / 978-1-4177-2303-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

August 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Innocents
Author(s): Cathy Coote
ISBN: 0-8021-3927-2 / 978-0-8021-3927-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Innocents
Author(s): Cathy Coote
ISBN: 0-09-183985-8 / 978-0-09-183985-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grove
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Innocents
Author(s): Cathy Coote
ISBN: 1-5318-1080-2 / 978-1-5318-1080-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Innocents
Author(s): Cathy Coote
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Innocents
Author(s): Cathy Coote
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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