Originally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet irresistibly attracted to each other. Blonde, shy, recently divorced Monica is a school teacher; dark, nocturnal, sophisticated Sheila is a painter of stature, driven by the needs of her art. Over the months, their friendship deepens, first to love and then to a near-fatal obsession.
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Review: SolsticeUser Review - Cristina - Goodreads
Not the best of Oates's woek, but I enjoyed it. The novel explores the issue of identity because Monica has always been unsure of hers. She was "popular" in high school because she played the part of ... Read full review
Review: SolsticeUser Review - Elaine - Goodreads
Although Joyce Carol Oates writes beautifully, most of the time I found "Solstice" dull and confusing with little plot progression. Yet, the complexity of the characters was mesmerizing enough to make ... Read full review