My name is Penny Stewart and I'm a lesbian. I didn't know that's what I was until I moved to Greenwich Village and encountered Marcella. She showed me, all right, and pretty soon we were living together. All things considered, life was good--that is, until I met Bernice. Then I began to understand how Marcella felt about me, because that's exactly how I felt about Bernice. I had to have her. Only one thing was different. Bernice wasn't a lesbian. So I planned her seduction carefully. But I didn't count on trouble from her fiancé, Mark Hughes. Nor did I count on Marcella's jealousy and my own desire that soon grew into an obsession I couldn't control and which threatened to destroy us all in its violence.