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Rubyfruit jungle

Rubyfruit jungle

Brown, Rita Mae, author

Molly Bolt is a young lady with a big character. Beautiful, funny and bright, she figures out at a young age that she will have to be tough to stay true to herself in 1950s America. In her relationships with boyfriends and girlfriends, in the rocky relationship with her mother and in her determination to pursue her career, she fights for her right to happiness. Proud and inspiring, Molly is a girl who refuses to be put in a box

Paperback, Book. English. General. Gay/Lesbian Interest.
New edition]
Published London: Vintage, 2015

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Rita Mae Brown
Edition statement: with an introduction by the author.
ISBN: 178487051X, 9781784870515
Note: Previous edition: Plainfield: Daughters, 1973.
Physical Description: xiii, 216 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: Vintage classics
Subject: Lesbians Fiction.
Series Title: Vintage classics.

Author note

Rita Mae Brownis theNew York Timesbestselling author of theMrs. Murphy

mystery series (which she writes with her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie) and theSister Janenovels, as well asRubyfruit Jungle,In Her Day,The Six of One Trilogy, andThe Sand Castle, among others, and of the memoirsAnimal MagnetismandRita Will. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia, with cats, hounds, horses, and big red foxes.

Reviews

"Molly is as vivid and funny as Huckleberry Finn. Back in the late 1970s everyone in the Women's Collective at uni had readRubyfruit, which is why Rita inEducating Ritais so named. It provoked snobbery then, and probably still now: a book that makes you laugh so much cannot be serious literature. ButRubyfruithas a lot of serious points to make and is great fun along the way"
Guardian||"The breakthrough lesbian novel"
Washington Post||"Tough-talking, tenderhearted"
New York Times||"A bawdy tale about growing up lesbian"
Atlanta Journal-Constitution||"I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later. A powerful story... A truly incredible book"
The Boston Globe

Back cover copy

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

'A book that makes you laugh so much cannot be serious literature. ButRubyfruithas a lot of serious points to make and is great fun along the way'Guardian

Molly Bolt is a young lady with a big character. Beautiful, funny and bright, Molly figures out at a young age that she will have to be tough to stay true to herself in mind-twentieth century America. In her dealings with boyfriends and girlfriends, in the rocky relationship with her mother and in her determination to pursue her career, she will fight for her right to happiness. Charming, proud and inspiring, Molly is the girl who refuses to be put in a box.

'The breakthrough lesbian novel'Washington Post

See also:The Well of Loneliness