Georgette George is a woman who had a bad childhood, but escapes to NYC and Barnard in the late sixties. For the rest of her life, she will be fascinated by her college roommate, Ann - a child of privilege, intent on making up for it in guilt and activism. This one almost reads like a memoir, and a dour one too. I almost abandoned it, but ended up plowing through it. There is an interesting shift of narrator at the end, but the voice doesn't change enough to make it entirely convincing.