'I have always, all of my life, been looking for help from a man. It has come many times and many more it has not. This began early.'
This subtle and beautiful love, published in 1979, was hailed as a literary masterpiece. The subject of this fictional autobiography is memory - the author's memory - vividly recalling the events, the places, the people of her lifetime. Crossing and re-crossing the odd line between fiction and fact, this novel of one life yields a terrible truth about many: the freedom to live untied to others, however desired that freedom may be, is hard on men and hard on children and hardest of all on women.