“Hugo and Felicia stripped in their room, dissolving easily into one another, and made love against the whitewashed walls. Hugo bit Felicia’s breast and left purplish bands of bruises on her upper thighs. He knelt before her in the tub and massaged black Spanish soap between her legs. He entered her repeatedly from behind.
“Felicia learned what pleased him. She tied his arms above his head with their underclothing and slapping him sharply when he asked.
“‘You’re my bitch,’” Hugo said, groaning.
“In the morning he left, promising to return in the summer.”
Required reading for all 10th graders in Sierra Vista Arizona – in fact, students were required to read this particular passage aloud, in class. Well after all, it’s a National Book Award finalist.
(Now pulled from the curriculum at this particular high school, it remains on the national Core Curriculum recommended list).