Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1978]
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  AVON BOOKS
Good reading copy. Wear to cover and tanning to pages.
Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy.