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2. THE SEDUCTION OF SY
There was no view of the ocean from Oceanview. Small two family row-houses and small eight-story apartment buildings were sandwiched tightly from one corner to the other in the densely populated section of Brighton Beach Brooklyn, commonly known as Little Odessa. But there were trees, and the beach was but a couple of blocks south.
It wasn’t child abuse in its most common understanding; yet clearly it was reprehensible, for she was barely thirteen when she had sex for the first time with an adult. But truth be told, her first man–he was her family’s hapless landlord–was more victim than predator. Victim to her charms that even then she wielded with a zeal borne of a hunger for the attention of older men, and for this one man in particular. She knew at that very early age the power she could wield with her nubile, rapidly developing body. It was this pure sense of power that she exuded, which tickled her young ego. Strangely, she didn’t seem to have the same affect on the boys of her own age, nor did she care. It was the realization that she had developed early that gave her a feeling of superiority, and of insecurity to others her own age.