Against the Current

Coming out in the 40'S
by Beverly Hickok
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Publisher: Xlibris US

Publication Date: February 01, 2018

ISBN: 9781453534434

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Against the Current, set in the 1940s, is the story of how a young woman, Jan, comes to acknowledge and accept her lesbianism and find a place for herself in the world. Jan first begins to explore gay life while a student at the University of California at Berkeley. Jan had expected to earn a teaching credential after graduation, but once the war broke out decided to leave school to become a riveter for the war effort, then to join the Navy. After the war she returns to the university on the G.I. Bill, entering library school. She steadfastly holds on to her dream of one day finding a woman with whom to settle down and share her life. There are very few books available which realistically describe lesbian life in the early 40s, long before Stonewall. Descriptive and passionate, Against the Current vividly evokes the sights, sounds and flavors of the era. This book is not to be missed!