House Rules

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Secker & Warburg, Jan 1, 1994 - 323 pages
13 Reviews
"This utterly unexpected book dives straight into the chaos of an American adolescence, echoing the infernal laughter of William S. Burroughs as it probes the messier forms of sexual awakenings."-"Details" ""House Rules" . . . ventures off the map into an uncharted, quite terrifying strip of psychological badlands."-"The Village Voice" The narrator of Lewis' amazing first novel is 15-year-old Lee, whose story is both a fascinating and disturbing look at the dark side of show horse riding. With extraordinary insight, Heather Lewis describes a world she knew from the inside. Since its first publication 10 years ago, "House Rules" has established itself as a classic of lesbian literature. Heather Lewis is the author of two other novels, "Notice" and "The Second Suspect," In 2002, she took her own life at the age of 40.

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User Review  - Matthew Gallaway - Goodreads

Harrowing account of a fifteen-year old girl's descent into drug use, sex (mostly with her fellow riders/trainers), and horse showing/jumping. The sex and drug writing is remarkably descriptive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jackie Mcmillan - Goodreads

A visceral novel that draws you kicking & screaming into the world of competition show jumping where the only things more doped out than the horses are the riders. Painful, erotic, twisted and violent ... Read full review


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