“a sort of Northern Gothic, with attitude”

Sage, Pearce and Rita are discovering first love, exploring their sexuality, and fighting to stay true to themselves while coming of age in an intolerant culture in a world they are determined to conquer, in this fabulously-told tale of small-town life.

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“Imagine the energy of early Marge Piercy novels linked to a much darker and more mature sense of the hidden rooms where desire, power, sexism and hallucinations intersect – a sort of Northern Gothic, with attitude.” ~ Tom Sanborn, Xtra! West

“A complex web of relationships and sexual discovery, compelling in its drama, moving in its honesty, and satisfying in its outcome. Rita, Sage, Eddie and Pearce are boldly coming of age in this compelling story about sexual awakening, growing up, and determining their places in the world.” ~ Books in Canada

“Lynnette D’anna has a deep sense of what is both torrid and complex about coming of age, and an understanding of the fluidity of sexual allegiance. She is able to locate the burning itch at the centre of young women’s sexuality.” ~ Lynn Crosbie, The Globe and Mail

“Author Lynnette D’anna has braided the lives of three women growing up in a small town into an intelligent, emotionally percussive and almost allegorical novel about love corrupted and love redeemed.” ~ Prairie Fire Magazine

This is the only release of RagTimeBone in digital format, published by SisterPress. This ebook is available for purchase exclusively from the author here, and at 49thShelf. RagTimeBone by Lynnette D’anna is published in print in Canada by New Star Books. It has been translated and published in Germany by Argument Ariadne Press as Zeit der Blösse, and is available from the publisher.