The Sacred and Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch

The book revolves around the lives of three main characters: a psychoanalyst, his wife, and his mistress. The psychoanalyst lives a double life between his wife and children and his mistress, who lives nearby with their son. The story explores themes of love, morality, guilt, and identity as it delves into the consequences of the psychoanalyst's actions on the lives of those around him. The narrative takes a tragic turn when the wife discovers the affair and the two families are thrown into a complex and painful situation.

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