This novel takes us through Diana's uncertain steps into womanhood: her awkward, heated forays into sex; her fresh, fragile construction of an identity; and her equally tenuous steps as an adult. Kasischke has crafted a story of consciousness that encompasses the truth of a teenager's world and the profound transformation of that world at midlife. Resonant and deeply stirring, this novel finds piercing beauty in the midst of a nightmare that echoes like a dirge beneath each new spring.
"Potent and poetic storytelling. Most magical." (Elle)