Our Lady of Babylon by John Rechy
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



An eighteenth-century lady haunted by dreams of infamous fallen women and their lovers realizes that these women's lives bear a remarkable resemblance to her own and is told by a mystic that her dreams are memories of past lives and that she must face the public to vindicate all women falsely accused of crimes.

About John Rechy

See more books from this Author
John Rechy teaches literature and film courses in the Graduate Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
Published May 1, 1996 by Arcade Pub. 353 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Our Lady of Babylon

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The press gathers as the mystic and the countess turn over history, and thus the pretext of the countess's narration is to practice for her interview.

| Read Full Review of Our Lady of Babylon: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

She temporarily escapes a wily plot spun by the count's evil sister and--naturally--the pope, finding sanctuary in the chateau of Madame Bernice, a mystic who helps the countess recall that her ""essence"" is to be on a ""journey of redemption"" to vindicate the lives of all unjustly blamed women.

| Read Full Review of Our Lady of Babylon: A Novel

Rate this book!

Add Review