Out of Time

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction

Finalist for the American Library Association Gay and Lesbian Book Award

Escaping a downpour, Susan Van Dine ducks into an antiques shop on Manhattan’s West Side and discovers a scrapbook of photographs from the 1920s. When she walks out of the shop with the book tucked in her bag, Susan’s fate becomes inextricably linked with the four women in the photos. As she tries to uncover the lives of the women, who have dubbed themselves “The Gang,” Susan experiences a strange collision between past and present. Richly atmospheric and featuring a memorable cast of characters Out of Time is a delightful and thoughtful novel about history, love, and the persistence of passion. Originally published by Seal Press in 1990; now an e-book from Bywater Books.

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“The desire not simply for factual history of our foremothers but some sense of their lived presence among us informs this novel. Research and intuition, at first at odds, are reconciled in this sensual, intelligent ghost story of lesbian lovers, past and present. A remarkable first novel.”

—Jane Rule, author of Desert of the Heart

Out of Time is a great read, wonderfully and compellingly written. . . . Martinac’s evocation of the early years of the century and the special friendships of the women in the period is satisfying and fascinating.”

Bay Area Reporter

E-book available from Bywater Books.