Soft sin (The)

The Soft Sin front cover. Towards the bottom right of the image, a brunette faces the reader, visible from the chest up. Her hair is curly and apparently tied to the back in a pony tail, bangs across her forehead. She is wearing a long-sleeved white blouse, unbuttoned, revealing part of her breasts and her neck. She looks straight at the reader with half-closed eyes and lips slightly parted. Behind her is a pink couch facing the reader. On it lays a blonde with her back to the reader, head toward the left. Her hair seems to be in disarray. Her left arm hangs over the edge of the couch, hand rested on a black tiled floor, palm-up. She is wearing a light blue dress and a bracelet on her left wrist. The scene is lit from the front.
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191 pages
18 cm

Reviews

Damon, Gene. "The Soft Sin." Ladder, vol. 7, no. 1, October 1962, p. 23.

This is Salem’s best book so far. Familiar plot of a marriage on the rocks well handled. Good minor characterization, very little sex (for a paperback) and no gay bar or village scenes for a change. (Refreshing change).

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Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature.

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She fell in love with her boss, but her boss was a woman

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UNNATURAL TRIANGLE–as in her previous novel, Randy Salem again gives us an all-revealing view of what goes on inside the strange world of Lesbianism. This time she writes about a Lesbian ‘marriage’ that goes on the rocks. One of the girls is not quite a Lesbian, the other falls in love with her beautiful boss. Miss Salem writes with a sensitivity and understanding that gives this novel an engrossing atmosphere of sensual reality.

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Towards the bottom right of the image, a brunette faces the reader, visible from the chest up. Her hair is curly and apparently tied to the back in a pony tail, bangs across her forehead. She is wearing a long-sleeved white blouse, unbuttoned, revealing part of her breasts and her neck. She looks straight at the reader with half-closed eyes and lips slightly parted. Behind her is a pink couch facing the reader. On it lays a blonde with her back to the reader, head toward the left. Her hair seems to be in disarray. Her left arm hangs over the edge of the couch, hand rested on a black tiled floor, palm-up. She is wearing a light blue dress and a bracelet on her left wrist. The scene is lit from the front.

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Item: Midwood Tower Publications Publisher This Item
Item: Perdue, Pat (Randy Salem) Creator This Item

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Salem, Randy, “Soft sin (The),” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed September 30, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/682.