The Beebo Brinker Omnibus: Ann Bannon's Pulp Classics

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Pgw, Nov 10, 2015 - Fiction - 880 pages
Designated the "queen of lesbian pulp fiction" for authoring five landmark novels, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Unlike many writers of the period, however, Bannon broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead women characters who embrace their sexuality against great odds.

With Beebo Brinker, Bannon introduces the title character, a butch 17-year-old farm girl newly arrived in New York after she is driven from her Wisconsin home town for wearing drag to the State Fair. Befriended by the gay Jack Mann, a father figure with a weakness for runaways, Beebo sets out to find love. She never knew what she wanted until she came to Greenwich Village and found the love that smolders in the shadows of the twilight world.

Overwhelmed with her discovery, Beebo is infatuated in turn with the vixen Mona Petry, the sweet femme Paula Ash, and the famous actress Venus Bogardus. Sexy, dangerous, and often touching, Beebo Brinker's search for love takes her from password-protected 1950s lesbian bars to the glamour and ritz of Hollywood and back. Chronicling the reality of 1950s lesbian life,Beebo Brinker is an astounding and engaging read.

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About the author (2015)

Ann Bannon is the author of classic lesbian pulp novels such as Odd Girl Out, Women in the Shadows, andJourney to a Woman. She lives in Sacramento, CA.

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys, two Tony's, two Peabody Awards, was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her wife Jane Wagner.

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