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Desert of the Heart

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Desert of the Heart, Jane Rule. Talon Books, 1980. 

Vintage paperback. Previous bookshop sticker on cover. Some light shelfwear. No markings inside. Good condition. 

Originally published in 1964, Desert of the Heart was one of the very few novels addressing lesbianism that was published in hardcover. Most books about lesbianism published during this time were considered 'lesbian pulp fiction' until 1969. At the time of its publishing, Jane Rule was a lecturer at UBC in Vancouver, and due to the nature of the book, her job was threatened.