A classic 1960s coming out story, Beebo Brinker introduces the title character: a butch 17 year old farm girl named Beebo, newly arrived in Beat-era Greenwich Village after she is kicked out of her Wisconsin home town for wearing her brother's clothes to the State Fair. With nowhere to turn she is befriended by Jack Mann, a thirty something gay man who teaches wide-eyed Beebo the ropes of queer living. Togehter they explore the underground village bars, where she finds 'love that smolders in the shadows of the twilight world,' falling for a glamour girl of the Bohemi..
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(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Cleis Press
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Author Biography - Ann Bannon
Ann Bannon (Ann Weldy) is the author of five novels published in the 1950s and 60s. Inspired by the success of the first ever lesbian pulp novel - Spring Fire by Vin Packer - Bannon took up writing as a twentysomething wife and mother who wrote during her spare time. But the success of her books brought her more attention than she wanted, and fearing that she might lose custody of her children, she decided to stop writing.