Lovers and Tyrants is at once an erotic, urgent, and beautifully written novel that established Francine du Plessix Gray as one of the most brilliant and exuberant fiction talents to emerge in America's literary history. This is the story of Stephanie, whose life we follow from her extraordinary childhood in France, through her father's mysterious disappearance, her emigration with her mother to America, her private schooling in New York, her tempestuous sexual relationships with a European nobleman, her marriage to an American, her children, and ultimately, her self-liberation. Every phase of Stephanie's life illustrates our painful ambivalence toward the irreconcilable poles of love and liberation, security and freedom.
Author: Francine Du Plessix Gray Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Published: 04/01/1988 Pages: 320 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.87lbs Size: 8.03h x 5.42w x 0.97d ISBN: 9780393305470
About the Author Gray, Francine Du Plessix: - Francine du Plessix Gray's At Home with the Marquis de Sade was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Connecticut.