Sam arrives in Tracy's life at just the right moment - she has hit the bottom. She's attempted suicide, her marriage is dead and her days are spent in the battle zone of the psychiatric wards where she is seduced by a vampire.
'Vamp is a powerful and thrilling tale which challenges the stories told about women by mythology, religion, literature and psychoanalysis. It is about anger, family and the long-term effects of childhood trauma. But it is also a compelling exploration of the potential of love and responsibility...' (publisher's blurb)
Epigraph: The self that night undrowns when I'm asleep travels beneath the dumb days that I give, within the limits set that I may live, and beats in anger on the things I love. I am the cross it bears, and it the tears I weep. 'The Other Half', Judith Wright.
I hope by God's blessing, to accomplish a pious sacrilege here, which will relieve our earth of certain monsters... The General, Camilla, J. Sheridan LeFanu.