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The Angel of Solitude

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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.


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January 1993 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Angel of Solitude
Author(s): Marie-Claire Blais
ISBN: 0-88922-337-8 / 978-0-88922-337-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Talonbooks
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