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Return to Lesbos - cover

Return to Lesbos

Valerie Taylor

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

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The pulp fiction classic. “Taylor was able to creatively incorporate her radical politics with lesbian feminism and her marketable craft of storytelling.”—Marcia M. Gallo, author of Different DaughtersSapphic suburban housewife Frances seeks fulfillment and love from the odd girls and twilight lovers of small-town America’s queer demi-monde in this provocative novel from the author of Stranger on Lesbos, Whisper Their Love, and The Girls in 3-B.“Frances Ollenfield escaped a childhood of abuse and poverty into a marriage that is slowly becoming more and more loveless as the family’s fortunes improve. When her husband suggests that she go back to university to finish her degree, Frances leaps at the chance—which happens to bring her Mary Baker, Bake to her friends, who soon becomes her lover . . . a fast-paced and melodramatic story.”—Lesbrary“Valerie Taylor stands out, for the politics and realism she packs into her tight little stories . . . Taylor’s real subversion is to continue her heroine’s story in another book. Like Ann Bannon before her, Taylor unravels her earlier book’s hetero conclusion in a sequel—the tellingly named Return to Lesbos.”—Lambda Literary

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