Seventeen and sure of nothing, Maria has left her parents' small-town grocery for university life in Dublin. An ad in the Student Union - "2 females seek flatmate. No bigots" - leads Maria to a home with warm Ruth and wickedly funny Jael, students who are older and more fascinating that she'd expected.
But one day something Maria glimpses by accident blows her mind open, and she is forced to question everything she thought she knew about sexuality. A poignant, funny, and sharply insightful coming-of-age story, Stir-Fry is a lesbian novel that explores the conundrum of desire arising in the midst of friendship and probes feminist ideas of sisterhood and non-possessiveness.
©1994 Emma Donoghue (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd