Tormented Virgin – Keefauver, John D.


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Author: Keefauver, John D
Introduction by: Mandelo, Brit
Afterword by: Nicolay, Scott
Publication Date: 06/01/2019
Publisher: Lethe Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Originally published in 1962, John D. Keefauver’s Tormented Virgin is one of a thousand of pulp novels that sought to entice readers with a salacious story. The novel follows Gene through his romance with the young and attractive Faye, as well as his attraction to Mickey–the lesbian who is attempting to bring seduce Faye–and Mark, his own best friend. This confusion of gender and attraction creates a subversively queer milieu for a novel. Keefauver’s novel is not only emblematic of mid-20th century mainstream society view of bisexuality, but a growing awareness of sexual energy and the struggle of queer individuals in a “new America.” Lethe Press is proud to release this pulp novel, rescued from literary oblivion primarily for its provocative character, with a foreword by acclaimed scholar Brit Mandelo and afterword by author Scott Nicolay.