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This soul-searching first novel explores a young woman's physical and spiritual odyssey, a passionate journey that eventually leads her to maturity and self-acceptance. Franny is still naive at 22 when she becomes infatuated with Claire, an elusive older woman. The two live together for several months in a cramped Manhattan studio apartment. But despite their shared sensib ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published December 19th 1988 by Plume
(first published December 7th 1987)
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This is an instance of a book that should have been better than it was. The writing was good and the characters were very interesting and complex, but neither particularly likeable nor (more importantly) relatable. It's nice to see lesbian fiction which isn't a cheesy mystery or a cheap romance, but actually can pass for a quality literature, but general character weirdness prevented it from being a fun or very enjoyable read.