By Iris Owens
Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” That no less than is how Harriet sees issues, whether it’s Claude who has simply requested Harriet to go away his Greenwich Village residence. good, a method or one other she has no purpose of leaving. on the contrary, she is going to remain and detailed revenge—or may have if Claude had no longer had her unceremoniously evicted. nonetheless, even though moved out, Harriet isn't really approximately to maneuver on. now not by any means. Girlfriends circle round to patronize and propose, yet Harriet purely takes offense, and it’s effortless to appreciate why. simply because mad and maddening as she should be, Harriet sees prior the well mannered platitudes that everybody else is content material to spout and stay by means of. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and in particular bitingly humorous prophetess of all that's fallacious with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a shock twist, she unearths a savior in a depressing room on the Chelsea inn.