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Coming to bookstores on July 4th, 2021!

The Commune is a comic satire and roman-à-clef that takes us inside the Hamptons commune populated by the newly liberated women present at the creation of the seminal 1970 Women's March for Equality. 

The Commune’s pioneering feminists can talk the talk, but find themselves whipsawed between the bold new ideals of the women’s movement and the powerful tug of the past – and therein lies drama.

Based in New York and East Hampton, Erica Abeel frequently writes about women rebels of the 50s who defy their repressive period to chart their own course – a good decade before the upheavals of the 60s and second wave feminism.  This makes them, in her view, true heroines. Wild Girls, her most recent novel, was featured in Oprah magazine’s January 2017 “10 Titles to Pick Up Now,” and touted as a “libidinous period novel [that] follows three budding feminists through an elite women’s college, the New York art scene, and Allen Ginsberg’s bed, as they redefine womanhood for themselves and future generations.”


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Paperback: 328 pages
Publishing date: July 4, 2021
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-954351-79-0
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches


ERICA ABEEL is the author of five books, including the acclaimed Novels Wild Girls (a Notable Book in Oprah Magazine) and Women Like Us, and the [auto-fiction] memoir Only When I Laugh.  She writes about women caught on the cusp between convention and change.  A former dancer, Abeel is Professor Emeritus of French literature at the City University of New York.  When not writing fiction, she covers film for online entertainment sites. To learn more, please visit




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