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By Merrill Joan Gerber

ISBN-10: 029921060X

ISBN-13: 9780299210601

Glimmering women tells the tale of 3 striking American girls in the course of a time of sexual and cultural repression. Francie and her acquaintances Liz and Amanda are students, coming of age intellectually, emotionally, and bodily in a atmosphere the place males have been forbidden access to women’s dorm rooms, and ladies have been locked into these rooms after curfew. university existence for girls used to be ruled via one basic, cardinal rule: Marry earlier than commencement or Be misplaced ceaselessly. Any thirst for event used to be alleged to be chuffed by means of the occasional panty raid. Francie and associates, notwithstanding, locate all this tough to swallow, they usually face up to their appointed futures as straightforward institution academics and holders of the valuable “MRS” measure. Francie yearns to be a author and is inspired through her Russian literature professor. Then she meets Joshua, a skilled and devoted piano pupil, who offers the last word problem: does she keep her “virtue,” or supply in to her sexual wants, ultimately breaking absolutely freed from repressive “respectability”? Glimmering ladies follows Francie, Liz, and Amanda via this and different discoveries and adventures. eventually, every one reveals how to dwell absolutely at a time while their whole tradition appeared arrayed opposed to them.

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