Heather Lewis writes in a way that no other author writes. The book is almost completely devoid of descriptions of color and scenery. Everything is seen through the eyes of a drug addicted fifteen year-old, it is a terrifying experience.
Heather Lewis writes in a way that no other author writes. I have not been so horrified since John Updike's Rabbit Run or Train Spotting. I would read it again, but I am still too traumatized. If you want a taste of the wild side of life without risking arrest, this is the one. Heather Lewis also wrote one other novel, The Second Suspect. I have heard rumors that the author is no longer with us, so it looks like these are the only works we will have.
Notice (High Risk Books) Paperback – August 1, 2004. by Heather Lewis (Author), Alan Garganus (Introduction). Lewis's third and final novel, published posthumously, is as dark and gritty as her 1994 debut, House Rules. Anonymous sex, drug use and abusive relationships abound in the story of a young prostitute whose real name readers never learn as she operates in a haze of alcohol and drugs, drifting through a series of encounters whose patterns she fails to recognize.
House Rules book Heather Lewis left behind a couple more novels about teenaged girls who suffer a lot of abuse.
Even Yonahloosee Riding Camp - tho’ belonging to a higher level of literature - doesn’t take you over the jumps with Thea Atwell as Heather Lewis lets you ride with Lee. The only thing I’ve read recently that matches this in sheer intensity is the chapter in Dare Me where the Sutton Grove cheer squad elevate Beth Cassidy for what is expected to be the culminating 2-2-1. Heather Lewis left behind a couple more novels about teenaged girls who suffer a lot of abuse.
Heather Lewis is the author of three novels: Notice, House Rules and Second Suspect. In 2002, she took her own life at the age of 40. From Publishers Weekly: Lewis's third and final novel, published posthumously, is as dark and gritty as her 1994 debut, House Rules.
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"This utterly unexpected book dives straight into the chaos of an American adolescence, echoing the infernal laughter of William S. Burroughs as it probes the messier forms of sexual awakenings."-Details
"House Rules . . . ventures off the map into an uncharted, quite terrifying strip of psychological badlands."-The Village Voice
The narrator of Lewis' amazing first novel is 15-year-old Lee, whose story is both a fascinating and disturbing look at the dark side of show horse riding. With extraordinary insight, Heather Lewis describes a world she knew from the inside. Since its first publication 10 years ago, House Rules has established itself as a classic of lesbian literature.
Heather Lewis is the author of two other novels, Notice and The Second Suspect. In 2002, she took her own life at the age of 40.