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Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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This was not a favorite. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell Released March 2020 Source: Library Borrow Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   | Bookshop Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet na├»ve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa rej