Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1990.
578 p. ; 24 cm.

"The story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist and a woman--but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories."