“Choose: Snakes or Ladders: A Psychological Coming-of-Age Novel” from new contemporary fiction author, Sally Forest.
The 1950’s: a new society blooms with lots of jobs, clothes and wealth in the cities, but the old hierarchy and values hold on - a culture where men desire and decide, while women love and serve.
A young woman is forced to confront everything she knows in order to build her future.
This is a coming-of-age saga of a young girl brought up in a punitive sect fostering deep fears of hell and punishment, and utter ignorance of the facts of life.
Miss Mitty Bedford knew the outside world through Hollywood movies at the local Pictures, only to find that movies don’t tell the whole story.
She escapes to a typist job in the city - a step to fulfilling her dreams of being a lady. But Mitty abruptly finds that others – from local stalker to society lady, see her as something else, prey or threat.
Her newfound joy in sensual self-discovery traps her between shame, repentance and joy.
Mitty is desperate for liberation and success. She also needs love.
What does Mitty choose?
This emotional and dramatic journey to win trust, love and independence, will keep readers turning the pages, as well as asking questions that still apply today.
“A story I didn’t want to put down. It’s a great read.”
“A well-plotted tale of human growth, sexuality, and self-discovery which will be enjoyed by readers of women’s fiction and literary fiction alike.”