Reissued now in paperback after her prizewinning novel Lord of Misrule brought the author well-deserved notice, this 1999 novel by Jaimy Gordon is the solemnly hilarious, off-kilter tale of Ursula Koderer, lover of “girlgoyles” and rebellious sanitarium patient. Ursula’s distinctive voice draws readers in to wonderfully wild three-ring circus of psychiatry and lust.