Joan London 2008 The Good Parents (Vintage)

The cream white pain of a girl-woman’s skin, fleshed up and ready for scarring. The smirched recurring dreams of parents caught in their own traps. Claustrophobic love, ‘grubby and slippery and desperate’ (258). The First Floor Ladies Restroom only a temporary escape.

Cover detail: smoking youth

Cover detail: smoking youth

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