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