SLOW RIVER. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. "In this intense, near-future novel, heiress Lore Van de Oest is kidnapped and left for dead when her family refuses to pay her ransom. Taken in by a woman named Spanner, who makes her living as a thief on the Net, Lore abandons her well-to-do lifestyle, becomes Spanner's lover, and finds a job in a high-tech sewage disposal plant. Transformed by her experiences, she eventually returns to her family in order to uncover some of their more unsavory secrets." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-469. Winner of the 1996 Nebula award for best novel. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. A fine copy. (#72187).