The Swashbuckler
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The Swashbuckler

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Frenchy Tonneau leaves her closeted home in the Bronx for the bars of New York City, the freedom of Provincetown, and the liberation of Greenwich Village in the 1960s and 1970s. Her hangouts, her women, her small yet universal world tell the stories of the times – and the stories of lesbians today. A timeless journey and a riveting read, The Swashbuckler is heart-wrenching...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Bold Strokes Books, Inc (first published April 1985)
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Sassafras Lowrey
a fun read if like me you are a fan of vintage lesbian fiction
mr. kate
Another sentimental lesbian novel...but this time about a butch who falls in love with *gasp* another butch...or alternately a book about two women who take ten years to get their lives together so they can be in love. The descriptions of NYC from the late 60s and early 70s are really interesting. It also deals with issues of race and of course queer kinships. I enjoyed this book, though it is a product of its time. Totally the kind of book you take to the beach or read on the subway to kill tim...more
Lea Wentworth
My favorite Lee lynch book. I love the setting of New York in the 1960's it's a good history lesson. I read it when I was 10 or 11, so I think it was somehow instrumental in my developement.
May 13, 2008 Bryn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: diddy-boppers
Shelves: gay-gay-gay
I love this Naiad Press butch-femme stuff.

And I maintain, you guys gotta see the cover of this book.
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Lee Lynch published her first lesbian fiction in “The Ladder” in the 1960s. Naiad Press issued Toothpick House, Old Dyke Tales, and more. Her novel The Swashbuckler was presented in NYC as a play scripted by Sarah Schulman. New Victoria Publishers brought out Rafferty Street, the last book of Lynch’s Morton River Valley Trilogy. Her backlist is becoming available in electronic format from Bold Str...more
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