The Princess of 72nd Street is an inside look at a Broadway crazy of the scarf-on-mouth, see-through blouse, vaselined hair variety.
—Laurie Stone, Village Voice

The Princess Of 72nd Street

Fiction by Elaine Kraf

In Elaine Kraf’s witty, sardonic novel The Princess of 72nd Street, the Princess Esmeralda is sure of her royalty, her seizures of “radiance,” and her domain––Manhattan’s 72nd Street from Central Park West to Riverside Drive. On the other hand, Ellen (who shares a body with the Princess) has trouble coping with an ex-lover, his psychiatrist, an ex-husband, dining out, putting just one color on her canvases at a time, and trying to keep a radiant Esmeralda from being arrested. She has even taken to propping up large signs to remind the Princess that MONEY IS THE MEANS OF BARTER and DON’T LET STRANGE MEN INTO YOUR APARTMENT. The Princess, however, can be most persuasive: she wants to remain a princess. If only she could learn to control the radiances, retain the wonderful feelings, remember what happens…

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Paperback (published November 1, 1979)

ISBN
978081120748X

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9780811207492
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9.95

Elaine Kraf

Elaine Kraf is an American novelist and teacher.

The Princess of 72nd Street is an inside look at a Broadway crazy of the scarf-on-mouth, see-through blouse, vaselined hair variety.
—Laurie Stone, Village Voice