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Rita Mae Brown
Fiction, Women's Studies
Rubyfruit Jungle, a semiautobiographical novel, is told by first-person narrator Molly Bolt.
Rubyfruit Jungle is told in the past tense. However, when Molly feels especially passionate about something, the narration slips into present tense.
The word rubyfruit refers to female genitalia. Molly Bolt is living openly as a lesbian in New York City and thinks of her lovers' bodies as "a rubyfruit jungle ... thick and rich and full of hidden treasures."
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