Gina Frangello gives an intimate account of love, betrayal and the female body

From Eve and her apple to Madame Bovary or the Scarlet Letter, stories of adulterous women have long fascinated and scandalised readers, with most heroines meeting a tragic end. Yet author Gina Frangello wanted to avoid telling a cautionary tale with a neat and happy ending, as she recounted the events that shook up her marriage and her sense of self in her unflinching memoir “Blow Down Your House”.