|Spring Fire (1952) [Novel]|
by Vin Packer
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One of the best-selling works of the 1950s, Spring Fire is author Packer's groundbreaking work of forbidden love between two sorority sisters at a college campus. One girl, Mitch, innocent and naive, with a wealthy father and mother long-dead, is adopted by the Tri Eps, and roomed with Leda, a far more experienced girl, at times manic.
Their relationship proceeds fairly normally, but Leda moves fast, and somewhere along the way, Mitch ends in the sights of one Bud Roberts, powerful fraternity president, who date-rapes the girl after previous failed efforts, sending Mitch into the arms of Leda, who is experienced with both sides of her sexuality.
Stunning at the time for its graphic, yet sympathetic depictions, the book cannot end happily for both women, but is worth reading even as a sociological study for a world of fraternities, catillions, house-mothers, male power, and class soon to decline.
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Original title: Spring Fire
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Genre: Fiction→ Gay & Lesbian