First Edition. New York, Soho, 1988. 16 cm x 24 cm. 282 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear.
“Stella James, like others of her generation, demands the kind of sexual freedom long conceded to males. Raised by her grandmother, a wonderfully eccentric individualist, Stella is a self-reliant, fiercly independent young woman. When her first lover disappoints her, she begins picking up men, and delights in the unfettered, unencumbered passion that such anonymous sex allows. She revels in the intensity of these raw encounters, discovering and exploring her new found, infidel self. Above all, she wants the freedom of her own being – untamed, yearning, exhuberant.” (from front flap)
I’m a fiction writer and editor who has published three New York Times Notable Books of The Year (two novels and a memoir), won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and been helping other writers improve their work for over a decade. I bring to the table a deep understanding of the writing process—writing blocks, confusion about what the story is or could be, and indecision about choices. I know that helpful criticism requires both honesty and kindness, as well as a profound appreciation of how stories and language work.(Margaret’s own Biography from reedsy)