First released in 1979, I imagine (though I was only three at the time) that this book must have caused quite a sensation with it's themes of incest, abuse and bad, bad mothers (in the truest sense of the phrase)!
More telling though, is that I still had to reserve this book at the local library when I first discovered it and I can't imagine that I was any younger than twelve at that time.
That equals no less than nine years of Blockbuster hotness, my current question was however, this:
My immediate reaction to the book went something like this...
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