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by Mary Wings
The unnamed narrator of this mesmerizing tale and her lover, Marya, have left their cozy life together in San Francisco for the wilds of Montana. Marya's Aunt Rebecca has died, leaving Marya five million dollars on the condition that Marya live in her house for a year. But this house is both remote and unwelcoming - it's packed with icons of the Blessed Virgin, ceramic ima ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Plume
(first published October 1st 1992)
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Okay, folks, I know this was a Lambda winner for best mystery, but the rest of that year's finalists seemed weak, too, IMNSHO. Wish I knew what the other submissions were. Anyway, 3 stars simply because the writing itself is very good, often evocative and moving, and the plot is, well, okay. But, ultimately, I think, it fails, at least in my mind, because not a single one of the characters is even remotely likable, especially the narrator. Well, Marya, maybe, but again, only remotely. Yeah, 3 st ...more
In 1973 Mary Wings made history by releasing Come Out Comix, the first lesbian underground comic book. She may be best known for her series of detective novels featuring lesbian heroine Emma Victor. Divine Victim, Wings' only Gothic novel, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery in 1993More about Mary Wings...