The New Moon with the Old Moon in Her Arms (cloth)
  • Author: Molinaro, Ursule
  • Binding: Clothbound
  • Pages: 128
  • Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
  • Pub. Year: 1993
  • ISBN: 0-7043-5057-2
  • In Stock: Yes
Price: $22.00

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These are the only remaining copies of the hardcover British edition issued by The Women's Press.

In a yearly ritual the citizens of ancient Athens chased a couple in wedding regalia through the streets under a hail of stones, to shouts of "Out with sickness and famine! In with health and wealth!" The broken bodies were left to decompose outside the city gates. Normally the victims would come from among society's downtrodden or outcasts, and exchange their lives for a year of luxury at the city's expense. But in defiance of tradition, and as an expression of protest, a poet from an aristocratic family volunteers her flawless 30-year-old body. This is her story.

"In a learned, readable style, Molinaro makes up a feminist fiction finally human and moving. ...[A] historical fiction, written in a postmodernist fragmented style (which mostly works), about a woman who's full of 'causes that concerned me only as fillers for my audienceless, loveless life' and who comes finally to a tragic maturity."
-- Kirkus Reviews

Ursule Molinaro is the author of thirteen novels, a number of widely produced one-act plays, three volumes of non-fiction, and hundreds of short stories. Her novels and stories have been published in England, France, and Japan, as well as the U.S. Recipient of awards and fellowships...


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