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BY DOROTHY BRYANT
THE FEMINIST PRESS, 1998
REVIEW BY KAI WILBEE
Confessions of Madame Psyche by Dorothy Bryant was first published in 1986, and has recently been reprinted to include an afterward by J.J. Wilson. The Afterward more clearly describes the connection to the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros which Bryant uses for the theme of this novel.
This is the fictional autobiography of the life of Mei-li Murrow. She was the child of a Chinese prostitute mother and a white alcoholic father. Learning early the tricks of the psychic trade, Mei-li inadvertently predicted the San Francisco earth-quake, and then under the guidance of her eldest …