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Dervishes is about a lesbian physicist, a mayoral primary, independent judgment, a maternal deprogramming, superfluid helium, and a concupiscent crustacean, among other things. At its heart, Dervishes is the story of a woman's odyssey toward finding her academic, sexual, and political selves, in the face of well-meaning and not so well-meaning pressures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.56mm | 580.6g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508559813
  • 9781508559818

About Neal Starkman

Neal Starkman has written for audiences ranging from kindergarteners to directors of information technology programs to parents to members of organizations of all kinds. He has published books, stories, films, articles, educational programs, academic papers, newsletters, and political essays. He has designed training workshops, marketing plans, and evaluations. Virtually all of his work has focused on making complex issues clear and engaging in an attempt to improve the human condition. Starkman, who holds a Ph.D. in social psychology but rarely brandishes it, is the owner of a company, Flashpoint Development, whose motto is "It's not who you know; it's whom you know." He lives in Seattle with his wife, Chris. His website is at
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