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Rubyfruit Jungle


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ISBN13: 9780553278866
ISBN10: 055327886x
Condition: Standard
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Rubyfruit Jungle is the first milestone novel in the extraordinary career of one of this country's most distinctive writers. Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungle is about growing up a lesbian in America - and living happily ever after.

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 the tub and loses her virginity to her girlfriend in sixth grade.

As she grows to realize she's different, Molly decides not to apologize for that. In no time she mesmerizes the head cheerleader of Ft. Lauderdale High and captivates a gorgeous bourbon-guzzling heiress.

But the world is not tolerant. Booted out of college for moral turpitude, an unrepentant, penniless Molly takes New York by storm, sending not a few female hearts aflutter with her startling beauty, crackling wit and fierce determination to become the greatest filmmaker that ever lived.

Critically acclaimed when first published, Rubyfruit Jungle has only grown in reputation as it has reached new generations of readers who respond to its feisty and inspiring heroine.




Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungle is about growing up a lesbian in America--and living happily ever after. "A truly incredible book".--The Boston Globe.

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Loveandlight, April 11, 2011 (view all comments by Loveandlight)
Picked up this book based on popular review but found myself quite bored until about page 140. This is the story of Molly, a young lesbian with strong will and determination. There honestly was not enough meat to this book to hold my interest although I read the entire book and I will probably never read it again. Overall, I just found the story flat. However, I could see this being a great read for a young teenage lesbian for Molly is admirable in her strength against adversity from a very young age.
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Ashley McCall, December 1, 2009 (view all comments by Ashley McCall)
I've read many people complain about this book, about the writing style being juvenile (or "just not very good"), about the dialogue seeming forced and contrived, about the narrator's take on heterosexuality and monogamy having not aged well. And while there is some validity to all of those arguments, I think think that Rubyfruit Jungle is an interesting--and, more importantly, fun!--read, best taken in the context of the time during which it was written/published. It's an unabashed, unapologetic coming out story about a woman who not only doesn't struggle with her sexuality or herself, but flat out REFUSES to.
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Product Details

Brown, Rita Mae
Brown, Mae
New York :
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
fiction;lesbian;queer;novel;coming of age;women;sexuality;gay;lgbt;coming out;glbt;lesbians;feminism;classic;american;new york;lesbianism;literature;bildungsroman;lesbian fiction;20th century;homosexuality;southern;sex;humor;feminist;lgbtq;growing up;amer
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
1963, no.4
Publication Date:
April 1983
Grade Level:
6.96x4.22x.70 in. .29 lbs.

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