A surging novel of torment and desire
From the back:
A starkly realistic novel about three deeply passionate French people:
A lusty peasant woman looking for a man to ease her widowhood. A rugged ex-convict in search of peace. A teen-age girl seeking release from the torment of adolescence…
All three found what they wanted — at the implacable price such transgressors must pay for violating every moral law.