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.
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