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Martha Moody  
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition from Small Beer Press

Reviews for Martha Moody

"Susan Stinson's deceptively svelte-seeming story is a lush comic masterpiece: a totally convincing celebration of the combined erotic power of untrammelled female flesh, forbidden sex and unleashed words." - Mail on Sunday, London

"Martha Moody, is a rich and complicated novel, nearly edible in its sensuous physicality." Sojourner

"...Stinson's follow-up to the utterly fantastic Fat Girl Dances with Rocks is so bloody good it made me want to run naked through a meadow..." - Time Out, London

"...here we have a story of love spurned, uncommonly well told, in language that is rich and strange, erotic and fanciful. Set against the backdrop of Western frontier life, it's a powerful tale of seeming betrayal, and the value of friendships between women. The best book yet from The Women's Press." Gay Times, London

"Stinson's celebration of the love and friendship of women deserves a larger audience than one made up of only lesbian feminists." Booklist

"One of Stinson's triumphs is to make Amanda's fairy-tale success as a writer seem completely plausible amid the vivid depiction of the grime and hard work of her life as first a farmer's wife, then a single woman struggling to survive on the small homestead." Margot Livesey, Scotland On Sunday

"...remarkable story...Amanda's fictional Martha is a wild and magical creature who churns clouds into butter with her magnificent thights and flies on the back of a fabulous winged cow." Bay Area Reporter

"Susan Stinson writes as though she means every word to be tasted, savoured." Women's Library Newsletter

"...a jewel...Martha Moody is magnificent. She is unashamedly fat and she is beautiful, dignified and desirable. She will take her place in modern literature as a truly marvellous role model for large women. Never before have I encountered the large body depicted with such beauty." Shelley Bovey, Yes Magazine, UK

German edition in print and e-book were reissued in 2016 by Fischer Verlag.