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This novel, originally published in 1938, is a breath of fresh air from a period of tragic lesbian pulps in which lesbian characters always end up dead, crazy, or both. The writing style leaves a lot to be desired. Written without quotation marks and with abrupt changes in scene without ever telling the reader where we are now, or with whom, this novel is not easy to stay focused on. Nevertheless, the story is so timeless and the characters so relatable that any woman can find herself in Morgen ...more
Sep 15, 2011 Tiara rated it really liked it
Early 20th century (1938) lesbian literature. This was a painfully beautiful novella revolving around a young woman named Morgen Tuetenberg. In the beginning of the story, Morgen is caring for her sick father, the renowned painter, Fritz Tuetenberg. During a walk, she meets a pianist named, Royal St. Gabriel, who falls for her at first sight. The death of Morgen's father leaves her empty, and Royal wishes to fill this emptiness, but Morgen doesn't feel truly complete until Toni enters her life.