The Tree and the Vine

  • Publish Date: 1996-06-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Dola de Jong

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This courageous early work of lesbian fiction (1951) tells the gripping story of two women torn between desires and taboos in the years leading up to the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Erica, a reckless young journalist, pursues passionate but abusive affairs with different women. Bea, a reserved secretary, grows increasingly obsessed with Erica yet denial and shame keep her from recognizing her attraction. Only Beas discovery that Erica is half-Jewish and a member of the Dutch resistanceand thus very much in dangerbrings her closer to accepting her own feelings.

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