Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Lerman, Rhoda

(1936-    ) US writer whose The Book of the Night (1984) conveys, through an exorbitant plot, some sense of the violence attending the Rite of Passage through Menarche of a young girl, who is brought to the Celtic Island of Iona disguised as a boy (> Gender Disguise) and whose passage (> Recognition), via self-Metamorphosis, into a white cow awakens the Elder Gods by shaking the thin partitions between worlds in this Land-of-Fable venue. [JC]

Rhoda Lerman

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