Matricide by Carla Tomaso
A Novel

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and an aspiring writer with a mystery in her past collide in this page-turning novel. Author Carla Tomaso arrived on the lesbian literary scene with her highly acclaimed novel The House of Real Love. Now Tomaso uses her characteristic dark humor and insight to reveal truths about abuse, unconditional love, and violence.
 

About Carla Tomaso

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Tomaso has written several novels and collections of stories. She teaches high school English in southern California where she lives with Mary Hayden and their dogs, Ramsay and Biscuit.
 
Published November 1, 1994 by Plume. 144 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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readers soon clue into the fact that Blaire is a mother substitute when the narrator begins remembering her mother visiting her room late at night, putting fingers in her body and hands over her mouth--this, she realizes, is the reason she tried to kill her mother 10 years ago.

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There she meets 60-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner Blaire Bennett, who appears naked in her room and announces, ``I am not a nice person.'' The narrator has had plenty of experience with people who are not nice, beginning with her beautiful, competitive mother.

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