Perdue, Pat (Randy Salem)


Perdue, Pat (Randy Salem)




Randy Salem

Biographical Text

Randy Salem is the pseudonym of Pat Perdue, an author widely admired by lesbian readers of lesbian pulp fiction. Man Among Women, published in 1960, "accommodates the genre's insistence on male voyeurism but resists the male power that traditionally accompanies it ... The male protagonist is allowed to look at lesbians but always with painful consequences ..." (Keller p. 6) In an interview with Lyn Munroe Books, fellow lesbian pulp fiction writer, Gil Fox, identified Pat Perdue and Sally Singer (March Hastings) as romantic partners.


Keller, Yvonne. "Was It Right to Love Her Brother's Wife so Passionately?": Lesbian Pulp Novels and US Lesbian Identity, 1950-1965." American Quarterly 57.2 (2005): 385-410.
Munroe, Lynn. "Midwood." Lynn Munroe Books,

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