(From the publisher):
Helen, a bored teenager burning with intense sexual desires, despises the repressed and restrictive community she was brought up in, especially "the mute fatalism of men who could live and die in an isolated village like ours." She decides to escape the cage of small-minded parochialism and seduces a local man to take her away who, somehow, assumes she will marry him.
Helen has other plans. "To be a house-slave as my mother was, to lose my freedom and adapt myself to his absurd male requirements! This was my first experience of this kind of idiotic male presumption—why do they assume that because we have need of their bodies we will be willing to submit ourselves to the drab pattern of their everyday existence?" The free-thinking heroine soon dumps her suitor and her travels begin.
Original title: Helen and Desire
Genre: Fiction→ Adult/Mature Content
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)