Sunday, July 7, 2013

Paperback 668: Fiona / Catherine Gaskin (Fontana 2958)

Paperback 668: Fontana 2958 (1st ptg, 1972)

Title: Fiona
Author: Catherine Gaskin
Cover artist: Uncredited [Renato Fratini]

Yours for: Not For Sale (gift to the collection from Laurie Gagne)


Best things about this cover:
  • The drugs they gave her for her root canal were really, really good.
  • Are you there God, it's me, sexy drugged-out plantation lady.
  • If you can figure out what the hell is happening in the background with the people and the running and what not, you have better eyes and interpretive skills than I do.


Best things about this back cover:
  • This novel should've been called "Dangerous Currents." That, or "Plantation Fantasies To Masturbate By."
  • It's pretty impressive how this description manages to make "emancipation" seem like a species of orgasm.
  • Woman's Journal—the journal read by just one woman.

Page 123~

"Before he was ill—before Maria and that rotten weed she gave him to smoke—that, and the rum—he was a clever manager."

Plantation romances are not really my cup of tea, but I am suddenly interested in Maria and her rotten weed.


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Laurie G. said...

"What is that noise? White people trying to sing slave spirituals?"

Karl said...

"And some day, people will have little devices that they'll use to talk to their far-away friends, and they'll hold these devices to their face like this and say 'Hello, dahling! How are you?'"

-- Fiona, noted 19th century futurologist.

Bob Dively said...

Plantation fantasies? Is that the young Paula Deen on the cover?