With the bomb exploded by Alfred Kinsey's 1948 report on male sexuality and its 1953 female counterpart, the previously taboo topic of homosexuality was pushed to the forefront. Aldrich, whose real name was Marijane Meaker, piggybacked on Kinsey's findings with these two volumes on her life as a lesbian in New York City. We Walk Alone(1955) was a matter-of-fact look at lesbian society that shunned all the racy nonsense she featured in several of her hard-boiled novels written under pseudonyms. Aldrich followed up with more in 1958's We, Too. These editions sport new intros by the author and new afterwords by scholar Stephanie Foote.
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