The Angel of Solitude Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223370
Pages: 144
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / POL051000

  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / LGBTQ+ / Lesbian

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The Angel of Solitude

By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Laura Hodes

The Angel of Solitude presides over the lives of eight young lesbian women who strive to achieve an all-female utopia within which homophobia, their pasts and their differences are abolished. As the narrative unfolds, we realize that none of the women are present directly—they come into being, and live their lives, only in and through the memories, observations and imaginations of each of the others. Thus, their mission to establish a fortress for themselves remains inconclusive; they have too much to overcome, both within themselves and in the world at large, to abandon their individual struggles for the sake of a group.