About this title: The title character, Praxis Duveen, is a master of the art of survival. She weathered two unsuccessful marriages, pursued a brief but lucrative career as a prostitute, dabbled in incest, and performed a mercy killing. Praxis also enjoyed an inadvertent reign as both an apostle and victim of the women's movement. This is a novel about one woman's progress toward a reconciliation of her life with her own agency and freedom.
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