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By Merrill Joan Gerber

ISBN-10: 029921060X

ISBN-13: 9780299210601

Glimmering ladies tells the tale of 3 remarkable American ladies in the course of a time of sexual and cultural repression. Francie and her pals Liz and Amanda are students, coming of age intellectually, emotionally, and bodily in a atmosphere the place males have been forbidden access to women’s dorm rooms, and ladies have been locked into these rooms after curfew. university lifestyles for ladies used to be ruled through one easy, cardinal rule: Marry ahead of commencement or Be misplaced eternally. Any thirst for experience used to be presupposed to be chuffed through the occasional panty raid. Francie and pals, despite the fact that, locate all this tough to swallow, they usually withstand their appointed futures as user-friendly college academics and holders of the valuable “MRS” measure. Francie yearns to be a author and is inspired by way of her Russian literature professor. Then she meets Joshua, a skilled and devoted piano pupil, who offers the last word problem: does she preserve her “virtue,” or provide in to her sexual wishes, ultimately breaking totally freed from repressive “respectability”? Glimmering women follows Francie, Liz, and Amanda via this and different discoveries and adventures. eventually, each one unearths how to dwell absolutely at a time whilst their whole tradition appeared arrayed opposed to them.

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