november girl is the third book of haskins' classic 1960s trilogy, which followed five girls and cowboy kate and other stories. while the early volumes maintained a bright and cheerful air, in november girl, haskins took a decidedly darker tone. the images tell the story of "the longing of a lovely girl for her dead lover. there is a loneliness about this book which grips you, and as you quietly study the work you can feel the grief the girl is suffering. she lies on her bed, she walks the streets, she passes stark trees in the mist. although deep down she knows her lover will never return she cannot accept it." best known for his contribution to nude photography, november girl contains key image collages which formed the basis of many graphic and surrealist experiments in the 1970s and '80s.