ISBN: 9781573441711
eISBN: 9781573444774


by Marijane Meaker

Patricia Highsmith, author of classics such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Price of Salt, was a lesbian who defied categorization during the postwar period. Her dynamic, often difficult life coupled with her sinister crime stories and upbeat lesbian pulp fiction challenged popular stereotypes about homosexuality as well as women writers. To aspiring young novelist Marijane Meaker, however, Highsmith was more than a role model. During their two-year romance amidst the bohemian set of Greenwich Village and the literary crowd of the Hamptons, the pair navigated the underground lesbian bar scene, lunched with literary stars like Janet Flanner, shared intimacies, gossiped with abandon, and maintained a steady routine of writing and heavy drinking. Written with wit and brassy candor, this is a rare and revealing look at the life and loves of a controversial icon of popular American fiction.

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About the author Marijane (a.k.a. Vin Packer) Meaker

Marijane Meaker has published more than forty books since 1952. Writing under the pen-name Vin Packer, she wrote the lesbian pulp sensation Spring Fire. As the acclaimed young adult novelist M.E. Kerr, Meaker is the author of Deliver Us from Evie, Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack and many others. Meaker's work has been singled out for notable distinction by the New York Times, ALA, and School Library Journal. She lives in...

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