The Queen of Lesbian Pulp's Best Novel - Available now for the First Time in Ten Years; Among the most widely-read and influential depictions of Beat-era lesbian life, this historic novel now features the book's original pulp cover along with a classy new design. Author of a series of five landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Helping to launch American lesbian fiction as a genre, Bannon's books were the first widely available sympathetic depictions of lesbianism, helping to break down the silence around homosexuality during this period. Following the release of new editions of Beebo Brinker and Odd Girl Out, I am a Woman finds college student Laura fleeing from campus heartbreak over sorority sister Beth's decision to marry a man (the central plot-line of Odd Girl Out). Falling directly into the arms of the lesbian bohemia of 1950s Greenwich Village, Laura finally meets the legendary Beebo Brinker herself.