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The Marriage

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Easily the strangest novel Ann Bannon ever did. Page and Sunny were young, in love and married. Sunny found life blissful with her husband; Page saw his career as a writer in NY begin to take off. A baby was on the way. The pair agreed that life together, with someone so appealing, was as good as it could be.
Then word came down that Page, who'd been adopted, was born Roger...more
Unknown Binding, 190 pages
Published 1960 by Fawcett
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I would probably give The Marriage four stars if I hadn't read Ann Bannon's outstanding Beebo Brinker Chronicles, next to which this book kind of pales.

The most amazing thing about The Marriage is how much you feel for Page and Sunny, how you actually hope they can work out their situation, even though the last thing they should be is together.

Controversial to say the least, Ann Bannon's novel deals with what happens when two people in love (and married) discover they are actually brother and si...more
This book--the 5th by Ann Bannon of Beebo Brinker fame--requires "us" to shift our understanding of what constitutes a "lesbian pulp novel." I'm fond of it partly because I like the way that thinking about it stretches my head. That said, it's a really tough book to read and probably not especially rewarding to most. It's cheap sensational fiction, designed to be consumed without effort. But at the same time it is constructed in an unusually complex and confusing way for a mass-market paperback:...more
More like 3.5 stars. See my review at
Feb 17, 2008 Pamela rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Ann Bannon (pseudonym of Ann Weldy) is an American author and academic. She is known for her lesbian pulp novels, which comprise The Beebo Brinker Chronicles and earned her the title "Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction."

Bannon was featured in the documentaries Before Stonewall (1984) and Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992)
More about Ann Bannon...
Odd Girl Out Beebo Brinker I Am a Woman Women in the Shadows Journey to a Woman

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