While seeking a Millen Brand novel at the library I noticed this one nearby--it's a Women's Press book, with that distinctive black-and-white spine. This was a cult classic novel in Scandinavia in the 1970s, about a young lesbian whose lone problem with her sexual identity is that society's rejection of it often forces her to lie about who she is. I liked the very self-possessed character and the setting (glum Oslo) but was sometimes reminded of how culturally specific humor can be, as now and t [...]
I didn't really know why I liked this so much but then towards the end when she gets all queer revolutionary it was like YES CORRECT. A lot of the bits that I think were meant to be funny were a bit too close to the bone for me to laugh but I think if I'd been in a different mood when I'd read those bits I would have responded differently. I liked this, it was good. Recommend.