Terry Castle has published eight books of literary and cultural criticism including Masquerade and Civilization, The Apparitional Lesbian, and the prize-winning collection The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall. She writes frequently for the London Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The Times Literary Supplement. In 1997 she was named Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford.
A sexual awakening novel like none other, mixing elements of Adleran psychology, surrealism, and the American pastoral. “Maude Hutchins writes like a lascivious Ivy Compton-Burnett…. Somehow she manages to remain irreverent and even lighthearted about the transgressions she describes.”—Time