Odd Girl Out

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Cleis Press, 2001 - Fiction - 212 pages
18 Reviews
Designated the 'Queen of Lesbian Pulp' for authoring several landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Unlike many writers of the period, however, Bannon's stories broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead women characters who embraced their sexuality. With Odd Girl Out, Bannon introduces Laura Landon, whose love affair with her college roommate Beth launched the lesbian pulp fiction genre.

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Review: Odd Girl Out (Beebo Brinker #1)

User Review  - Jeweleye - Goodreads

Once upon a time, lesbian pulp fiction was just about the only place where gay women could read about themselves. Written in the 1950s, these novels had to pass a morality test, ie, there really was ... Read full review

Review: Odd Girl Out (Beebo Brinker #1)

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

As I recall - even though the book ends "well" with no one committing suicide or dying (per the traditional fate of gay characters in pulp fiction those days) I wasn't happy with the book's tone and ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Ann Bannon lives in Sacramento, CA.

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