Defiance is the tale of a lonely, brilliant woman, trapped in her own mind, where she replays and reconstructs her crimes and draws the reader into her dark secrets. A page-turning novel of suspense as well as a searing probe into the psyche of the female mind--inextricably embedded in an American jumble of violence, sexuality and class difference--it is another fearless performance by Maso.
“Shockingly original. Ms. Maso's novel is a convincing study of a brilliant, yet damaged mind, and a sharp exploration of new extremes of cynicism and darkness. Powerful and mercilessly disturbing.” —Wall Street Journal
ABOUT CAROLE MASO
From www.carolemaso.com: "I've written ten books. These include novels, prose poem sequences, essays and a memoir. Often I have had to resort to a form of my own making, exploring various literary, musical, philosophical and visual modes in order to get close to what my subject and my world require. Because the shapes I make are often not the conventional ones, I am sometimes dismissed by the mainstream. I believe my books, darkly imagined, deeply emotional, are no less accessible than others, and require only a certain faith and willingness to surrender in order to be entered. My desire is to create spacious fields of narration in which the reader might feel alive and vibrant and possible and free."