“May Sarton has never been better than she is in this beautiful, harrowing novel about being old, unwanted, yet refusing to give up. . . . The problems of old age have been detailed by sociologists but only a novel as searching and deeply felt as this one can bring them so close to the bone.” (Margaret Manning - Boston Globe
“A brief, strong statement. . . . A convincing record of evil done and good intentions gone astray. . . . A powerful indictment.” (Ellen Douglas - New York Times Book Review
About the Author
(1912-1995) was an acclaimed poet, novelist, and memoirist.