JoAnne Soper-Cook's third novel, tells the story of Stella Maris Goulding, a successful author who lives a reclusive life, dresses as a man when she ventures out, and resorts to bulimia in order to cope with the problems in her life. Stella's mother makes no bones about the fact that the child is nothing more than a burden. Such negative reinforcement causes Stella to blame herself for her mother's lack of affection. Self-hatred becomes the core of Stella's life.
The review of this Book prepared by Anna Mithrais