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Passion & pain

For Alicia Erian, it's the dark side of sex that is the most intriguing

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / April 26, 2005

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WELLESLEY -- Few subjects are more of a tightrope-walk for the fiction writer than sexual molestation of a child. It's all so intense, emotional, easy to get wrong, and hard to write about without offending or repulsing someone. That was the challenge Alicia Erian, 37, undertook with her first novel, ''Towelhead." (Full article: 1496 words)

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