From the San Francisco Chronicle-Examiner review of
Jonathan Lethem's Girl in Landscape
A Young Girl's Sexual Awakening Is Out of This World
As does Nature, Nugent prompts the most intriguing of the novel's developments: the sexual dawning of Pella in her new world. Lethem's work always displays fascination with sex. Clearly, he is here intrigued by feminine awakening: mysterious, life-affirming, mythic, and complex, unlike the male's, which is a matter of waking up one morning and thinking, "Whoa, I want 'em. Damn these pimples."
You know, I asked a woman about this and she said it was absolutely true! This is just one example of the sort of investigative reporting the ChronEx excels at....
From the collection of Ray Davis