Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Our Lady of Babylon

by John Rechy

“Rechy’s spectacle of maligned Woman . . . strives for the power of liberating myth but attains . . . a comic, and cosmic, absurdity.” —Publishers Weekly

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Publication Date May 07, 2016
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-9313-1
  • US List Price $16.00

About the Book

A retelling of the stories of the fallen women of history, recounted by an eighteenth-century lady who realizes that these women’s lives bear a remarkable resemblance to her own and is told by a mystic that her dreams are memories of past lives and that she must face the public to vindicate all women falsely accused of crimes.


“With a colorful ribbon of feminist revisionism festooning its New Age wrapping, Rechy’s latest novel indulges in past-life grandiosity and some scandalous speculation about the erotic lives of Adam, Medea and Jesus, among others.” —Publishers Weekly