For Esmé with Love and Squalor
by J.D. Salinger
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
Sex doesn't even register a blip on the radar here. Most of us are used to the Salinger that gave us sex-conscious Holden Caulfield; this story, however, is about childhood and innocence, so it's officially safe for general consumption.
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