This was a much talked about book during the 1970's. It's a cautionary tale of promiscuity, mainly involving strangers, especially those met in bars. The books still holds its storytelling powers even today. Shocking ending. A must read!
The story of a single female living in the city, who teaches children by day and cruises the bars at night. She meets a "good guy" eventually, but can't seem to leave her old life behind. Ultimately, she pays the price.
The cast of characters is small but well developed, and each is very believable. The story is straight-forward and well written.
The 1976 edition. - A fantastic book! Nothing like the movie!
From the Publisher
Theresa was a quietly satisfied young teacher by day. But when the sun went down, her life was an endless, faceless whirl of bars and beds and men she'd never seen before and wouldn't see again. If she couldn't find love, she took chances on men who were better than no men at all. And learned, with each new night and each new nightmare, that finding her man was only the beginning.