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Rubyfruit Jungle | Study Guide

Rita Mae Brown

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Author

Rita Mae Brown

Year Published

1973

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction, Women's Studies

Perspective and Narrator

Rubyfruit Jungle, a semiautobiographical novel, is told by first-person narrator Molly Bolt.

Tense

Rubyfruit Jungle is told in the past tense. However, when Molly feels especially passionate about something, the narration slips into present tense.

About the Title

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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