A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

Book - 1991
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Penguin Putnam
Martha Horgan is not like other women. She stares. She has violent crushes on people. She can't stop telling the truth. Martha craves love, independence, and companionship, but her relentless honesty makes her painfully vulnerable to those around her: Frances, her wealthy aunt and begrudging guardian; Birdy, who befriends her, then cruelly rejects her; and Colin Mackey, the seductive man who preys on her desires. Confused and bitter, distyrusting even those with her best interests at heart, Martha is propelled into a desperate attempt to gain control over her own life.

A novel of unnerving suspense and terrifying insight into the perversities of passion, A Dangerous Woman is as devastatingly honest as Martha herself.

Baker & Taylor
When her classmates' rejection of her culminates in a horrifying experience that borders on gang rape, Martha Horgan withdraws completely and spends her life paying for that trauma in unexpected ways

Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, c1991
ISBN: 9780670836994
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 08, 2011

So well written! Great character development. Not an upbeat storyline, but riveting nonetheless.


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