A seductive psychological drama about existential opposites. Two young women, Dixie Darling and Susan Thatcher, meet at a prestigious boarding school on the San Francisco peninsula and begin an intense friendship that becomes dangerously symbiotic once they graduate and begin sharing an apartment. Susan is cautious and analytical; Dixie is outward, immediate, full of quirky charm and insouciance, and as such she is at the mercy of happenstance. While Dixie is the more attractive, it is an attractiveness born of captivating risk, a high-wire performance without nets that eventually lands her in prison.
Lynn gives an overview of the book:
Lynn Stegner has written four novels, Undertow and Fata Morgana, both nominated for the National Book Award, Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, which was awarded a Faulkner Society’s Gold Medal, and most recently, Because a Fire Was in My Head, Faulkner Award for Best Novel and a...