Provocative, observant and daring, this 1992 novel by one of America's preeminent lesbian writers and thinkers is being reissued for the Little Sister's Classics series. Anna O. is a loner in New York, an office temp obsessed with a mysterious woman in white leather; Doc is a post-Freudian psychiatrist who hands out business cards to likely neurotics on street corners and is looking for his own personal fulfillment. They befriend each other, two unlikely people drawn together by their confusion about and empathy for the world around them and each other.
"With Empathy, the lesbian novel comes of age." - Fay Weldon "Comic, engaging and poignant... Schulman is the master of a gorgeous simplicity that is resilient enough to encompass everything from recipes for Three Musketeers Treasure Puffs to lyrical passages and intimate bedroom chatter." - Los Angeles Times"
Sarah Schulman is the author of 10 books, including the novels Rat Bohemia (1995), Shimmer (1998) and The Child (forthcoming). Her non-fiction work includes Stagestuck: Theater, AIDS. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and two American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Awards.