JavaScript must be enabled on your browser for this PAC to work properly.

Fleming County Public Library
  Home  
  Calendar  
  Reference  
  Directory  
  About Us  
  Hot Titles  
Search our Catalog:   
Search |  Browse |  Advanced
Help |  Patron Review |  Community Info
 

Godmother Night

by Rachel Pollack

Publishers Weekly Departing from the future society she traced in Unquenchable Fire and Temporary Agency (a Nebula Award finalist), Pollack imagines with flair a fantasy world sprawled across the back of a giant turtle. At a dance at a college in a city "in the eastern part of the turtle, not far from the sea," two young women, Laurie and Jaqe, meet and fall in love. They also meet Mother Night, who helps the couple cope with the obstacles strewn across their path by family and society. An older, redheaded woman who rides around on a motorcycle, surrounded by a crew of younger, similarly carrot-topped women, Mother Night is in fact Death. While she helps Laurie and Jaqe in their quest for peace and justice, she also brings about the early demise of one of the lovers, shortly after a baby daughter is born. Mother Night becomes a true godmother to this child, watching over her and disclosing to her secrets of the departed. Pollack's fairy-tale plot is resourceful and original, but here, as in her earlier fiction, the emphasis is on character as she portrays women's intimate relationships with one another with resonance and realism. This is another fine outing by one of the most gifted and sensitive fantasists working today. (Sept.)

Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by: YouSeeMore © The Library Corporation (TLC) My Home Page Library Home Top of Page