This is the story of Julie - the dutiful daughter, the romantic heroine, the perfect wife and mother. The woman who seeks nothing but acceptance. But Julie knows she is also the witch, the whore, the madwoman, the insatiable, the lesbian. As her two worlds threaten to collide and fall apart, Julie realises she must come to terms with the different aspects of her psyche, that she must fight to find an identity uniquely her own. Michele Roberts's first novel - and the first work of fiction to be published by The Women's Press - is a sensual and engrossing portrait of Everywoman's dilemma.
Michele Roberts was born in 1949 and educated at Oxford. Her fiction includes The Visitation (also a Women's Press Classic), The Wild Girl, The Book of Mrs Noah, In the Red Kitchen and Daughters of the House - shortlisted for the Booker Prize.