Pulp

Pulp

In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It’s not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. As she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a newfound ambition to write and publish her own story, she risks exposing herself—and Marie—to a danger all too real.

Sixty-two years later, Abby Zimet can’t stop thinking about her senior project and its subject—classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. Between the pages of her favorite book, the stresses of Abby’s own life are lost to the fictional hopes, desires and tragedies of the characters she’s reading about. She feels especially connected to one author, a woman who wrote under the pseudonym “Marian Love,” and becomes determined to track her down and discover her true identity.

In this novel told in dual narratives, New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley weaves together the lives of two young women connected across generations through the power of words. A stunning story of bravery, love, how far we’ve come and how much farther we have to go.

Title:Pulp
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781488095276
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About Robin Talley

I live in Washington, D.C., with my wife, our baby daughter, an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog. Whenever the baby's sleeping, I'm probably busy writing young adult fiction about queer characters, reading books, and having in-depth conversations with friends and family about things like whether Jasmine's character motivation was sufficiently established in


    Pulp Reviews

  • ????? ?

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%.I just really no longer want to force things. I only have ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    there is something relentless and powerful about the heart it takes to be queer – to live in the shadows of the past and to work so hard in the present. to love someone in the shadows, to risk your ...

  • Hollis

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was ano...

  • Tatiana

    3.5 starsFor better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel.First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's...

  • Monica

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to ...

  • Kristy

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would ...

  • mahana ?

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ☆ review also on my blog ☆ Pulp is a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once...

  • Brooke ? brooklynnnnereads

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it ...

  • Faith Simon

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Tw...

  • Danika at The Lesbrary

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian t...