A young woman wanders as a messenger in a post-apocalyptic world westwards, meeting helpful Sisters everywhere, loving the world, her job, her life. But the real world is different, brutal, full of rape.
What a wonderful title! It remembers me a lot of Ellison’s story titles. But what a dark, depressing content. This story by Alice Sheldon, aká James Tiptree, Jr., was published under her pen-name Raccoona Sheldon. I liked the easy flow, the alternating fantasy/reality, ending in a predictable bleak ending.