Ann Bannon was designated the “Queen of Lesbian Pulp” for authoring several landmark novels in the ’50s. Unlike many writers of the period, however, Bannon broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead characters who embraced their sexuality. With Beebo Brinker, Bannon introduces a butch 17-year-old farm girl newly arrived in Beat-era Greenwich Village.
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Review: Beebo Brinker (Beebo Brinker prequel)User Review - JC - Goodreads
I don't think I've ever read a real pulp novel before, so this was a first for me in that regard. And apparently, the author was a professor at my current university (a bit of trivia in every review ... Read full review
Review: Beebo Brinker (Beebo Brinker prequel)User Review - Anastasia - Goodreads
Bannon unknowingly explores transgender themes in this novel. Read full review