On Chesil Beach

Ian McEwan, 2007

Two newlyweds, both virgins, are plagued by private anxieties they can't bring themselves to discuss. Edward plans an idyllic beachside wedding night, but broods about overcoming Florence's physical shyness. He has no idea she is terrified of sex but has grimly resolved to do her submissive duty. The results are false assumptions, confusion, and a sexual disaster that destroys the marriage even before it starts.

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