Published in 1972, Scars on the Soulhas been called an "experimental" novel. The author Francoise Sagan speaks as her characters' creator and includes the reader in her decision-making process. The story of Sebastian and Eleanor, a brother and sister team who take on lovers to cover expenses, runs along side the author's rantings about her personal attempts to satisfy a public that doesn't understand her. Clever construction, but a little exhausting since most of Sagan's commentary comes across as bitter and unintelligible. Not exactly the mindless novel I'd hoped it would be.
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