Odd Girl Out

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Cleis Press, 2001 - Fiction - 212 pages
57 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)

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Vacillates between some emotional depth and over-the-top pulpy ridiculousness. This is not well written, but it's historical significance and its dance around bisexuality make it interesting, nonetheless. Read full review

Review: Odd Girl Out (Beebo Brinker #1)

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Positive 1950s lesbian pulp fiction by an actual lesbian. Really enjoyed the first half, after which it seemed to drag, with way too much dialogue and repetition. Read full review

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Ann Bannon lives in Sacramento, CA.

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