Kathryn Harrison loves gray areas: This much we know. The characters in her novels and memoirs dwell in some hinterland of moral, sexual, and familial ambiguity. They engage in incestuous affairs, self-mutilation, voyeurism, mortification of the flesh, and unwholesome fixations—all coated with her trademark queasy mixture of guilt and rapture. Will, the Park Slope psychiatrist at the center of Harrison's new novel Envy, is less colorful than Harrison's usual protagonists, like the... More >>>