Privacy by Genna de Bont

Reviewed by
November 2013, no. 356
Privacy

Privacy

by Genna de Bont

Fourth Estate, $29.99 pb, 377 pp, 9780732295745

Privacy by Genna de Bont

Reviewed by
November 2013, no. 356

Privacy is an elusive concept. As Jonathan Franzen notes in his essay ‘Imperial Bedroom’ (2002), it is defined by negativity – freedom from interference, from disturbance, from observation – but resists any positive explanation. Privacy, Genna de Bont’s second novel, explores this slippery idea and uses privacy’s nebulous existence to call into question its relationship with exhibitionism, surveillance, sex, and morality.

Privacy

Privacy

by Genna de Bont

Fourth Estate, $29.99 pb, 377 pp, 9780732295745

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