Mary Smetley was an academic in several universities in the northeast for a number of years. Since leaving academia she has been living in rural New England doing susbsistence agriculture, weaving and pottery as well as turning her hand to writing and poetry.
Lorenzostein is the story of a young academic who is a bit different from the most of us in that he has an overwhelming fixation on sex and is quite paranoid. The story details his problems in academia and his relationships with his various mistresses. Furthermore, in the course of the story he comes to feel that he is a Christ-like figure who has come to save humanity.