cover image Palm Latitudes

Palm Latitudes

Kate Braverman. Penguin Books, $8.95 (384pp) ISBN 978-0-14-012640-2

``Propelled by a compelling plot that is enhanced rather than hampered by the lush sprawling prose, this luminous second novel by the author of Lithium for Medea is a dazzling piece of writing,'' declared PW. Set in the barrio of Los Angeles, the story is about three women--a whore, a murderous housewife and a weary matriarch. (Oct.)