Rubyfruit Jungle (Essential Penguin)

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9780140299564: Rubyfruit Jungle (Essential Penguin)

Born a bastard, Molly Bolt is adopted by a dirt-poor southern couple who want something better for their daughter. Molly plays doctor with the boys, beats up Leroy and loses her virginity to her girlfriend in sixth grade. As she grows to realize she's different, Molly decides not to apologize.

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"Molly is as vivid and funny as Huckleberry Finn. Back in the late 1970s everyone in the Women's Collective at uni had read Rubyfruit, which is why Rita in Educating Rita is so named. It provoked snobbery then, and probably still now: a book that makes you laugh so much cannot be serious literature. But Rubyfruit has 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)

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A classic lesbian coming-out novel about the determined, gutsy and inspirational Molly Bolt

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Brown, Rita Mae
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2001)
ISBN 10: 0140299564 ISBN 13: 9780140299564
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140299564

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