On the 50th anniversary of Nabokov’s Lolita, Howard Reiss decides to reverse the story. In The Texture of Love, Molly, a young woman graduating college shows up at the door of Eric, a 65-year old family friend and recent widower. Her obsession, perhaps more acceptable by society’s standard than Humbert’s in Lolita, still manages to take hold of their lives . . . confirming again the painstaking and pain-giving selfishness of certain kinds of passion.