Labyrinth of Desire

Every woman longs to be in a love story. But what are they longing for? In Labyrinth of Desire, award-winning writer Rosemary Sullivan explores the many stories upon which women base their (mis) understanding of romantic love. She begins her book with an original and beautifully crafted love story which she then deconstructs, chapter by chapter, skillfully peeling back the layers of meaning and using personal anecdote, history, film, and literature to discover why her heroine, like so many otherwise intelligent and sensible women, falls hopelessly, obsessively, excruciatingly in love with the wrong man. Whether she is exploring the story of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Sullivan’s graceful writing and intimate knowledge of her subject bring these stories to life and asks us all the question: Why do women love the way they do?