Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Naiad Pr (April 1985)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
Lee Lynch's "Swashbuckler" chronicles about 15 years in life of Frenchy Tonneau, a New Yorker, from her coming of age to her fifth anniversary with her lover. The most compelling reason to read this book is Lynch's treatment of Frenchy. Where other lesbian authors have reverted to stereotypes and one-dimensional characters, Lynch's Frenchy is vibrant and lovable, but not perfect as her life is followed through the 1950's and 1960's. The author uses locations, class, and the City of New York almost as if they were characters themselves, each with their own pivotal roles to play. The author also adresses family relationships, both negative and positive, in a realistic light. Overall, the book is interesting, entertaining, and educational, and well worth the couple of hours it took me to read it! I would recommend this book to readers in high school or older, and it's the perfect book for the beach or the subway bench.
Condition: Very Good
Seller's Comments: Light wear to cover