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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.
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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Canadian Other aspects:    -   searching for parent(s) Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   physical illness/disability Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 ()

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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