A candid, haunting novel about the coming-of-age of a teenage girl. Full of decadent sexuality that would have given the censors a fit of the vapours.
Is it a subversive lesbian romance or a psychological thriller? The hetronormative censor saw a dangerous text with a ‘general tendency to deprave’.
Apparently, describing three single girls navigating the NY dating scene was censorship-worthy literature in 1958.
A stalwart of my bookshelves, this book was rediscovered after it featured in ‘Mad Men’.