Soviet Women: Walking the Tightrope Gray, Francine Du Plessix ISBN: 0385247575 Hardcover. FIRST EDITION STATED. 1990. Full DJ VG condition. Signed and dated by the author on half title page. The author takes stock of women in Soviet and early post-Soviet society. The book chronicles complaints issued in the spirit of glasnost as well as verdicts on Stalinism from women whose lives were ruined, and thosestill striving to create more humane relationships between individuals and the state. Notes, 213p.