Spring Fire

Spring Fire

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by Vin Packer
     
 

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Spring Fire was the first lesbian pulp novel ever published. The original 1950s cover blared: "A story once told in whispers now frankly, honestly written." Shameless and seductive in an era when lesbian lives were hidden from view, Spring Fire chronicles the story of Leda and Mitch, two sorority sisters at a Midwestern university who stumble into a forbidden love

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Spring Fire was the first lesbian pulp novel ever published. The original 1950s cover blared: "A story once told in whispers now frankly, honestly written." Shameless and seductive in an era when lesbian lives were hidden from view, Spring Fire chronicles the story of Leda and Mitch, two sorority sisters at a Midwestern university who stumble into a forbidden love affair. While their romance ends unhappily - in order to satisfy U.S. postal inspectors who would have seized shipments of a novel that affirmed lesbian love - Spring Fire touched the lives of countless lesbian and gay readers and cleared the way for the hundreds of lesbian pulps that were to come. This edition includes a new introduction by the author describing the story behind the novel's initial publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936456123
Publisher:
SRS Internet Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,169,018
File size:
397 KB

Meet the Author

Vin Packer is a pseudonym of Marijane Meaker, author of the highly acclaimed memoir Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s. In the 1950s and 60s, she wrote 22 novels as Vin Packer and reported on contemporary lesbian life as Ann Aldrich, while under her own name she authored six novels, including Shockproof Sydney Skate. In the 70s, Meaker turned to young adult literature, selecting M.E. Kerr as her pen name. She has won numerous awards for her novels for teens, which include Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack, Hello I Lied, Deliver Us from Evie, and Slap Your Sides. She lives in East Hampton, NY.

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Spring Fire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of the pluses of Spring Fire is the depiction of sorority life. Here we see for the first time the inside workings of pledge parties, rush week, blackballing, all of it. The love story is very tame for today but it makes you think how sensational it must have been in the 50's. I am amazed that Packer then went on to write solely crime stories. Quite a change. I do think Spring Fire is a delightful read about the 50's and being gay. Did they even use that word then? I don't think so.