The Virgin Chronicles: A Memoir

The Virgin Chronicles: A Memoir

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Kathy is a virgin in her twenties trying to navigate the blurred lines between sex and love even as outside forces attempt to detach her from her sexual autonomy. At home, her adoptive mother's eyes investigate her body for evidence of sexual promiscuity and, despite her protests, she is called a putana--a whore--for her perceived sexual debauchery. At work, meanwhile, she is sexually harassed by male managers who slap her butt, tell her they want Greek for lunch (wink, wink), and fill out recommendation forms about her sexy qualities. A young girl on the cusp of womanhood, she encounters a version of herself as men experience her: hypersexualized and objectified.

As if this is not enough, Kathy enters the dating scene in search of love only to find herself fending off young men who want her just for sex. In each relationship, Kathy uncovers her own strength and conviction as she fights for the kind of sex she wants instead of the kind of empty sex boys seem to require of girls. The more demands they make, the more determined she is to hold out for love--even if it means losing a guy or going home single and alone. Raw and empowering, The Virgin Chronicles sends the message that love is worth waiting for and sex is better when it's paired with self-actualization.

Author: Marina Delvecchio
Publisher: She Writes Press
Published: 04/26/2022
Pages: 264
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781647423377

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Foreword 02/18/2022