Under The Mink
by Lisa E. Davis
A novel about New York City in the good old days (1949) and entertainers who worked in drag, when that got you jail time instead of a TV show.
Lisa E. Davis has lived in Greenwich Village for many years and loves to write about it. This is her first novel. Other high points in her life include meeting Fidel Castro and almost drowning in the Colorado River.
My fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader, Sister & Brother: Lesbians and Gay Men Write About Their Lives together, Queer View Mirror 2, New York Sex, Early Embraces II, Set in Stone, A Woman's Touch, Best Lesbian Love Stories, 2004, and Ultimate Lesbian Erotica, 2005.
With a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, I taught in the State and City University systems of New York, and frequently publish translations from Spanish--most recently in the Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction.
For the world of Under the Mink see my essay "The Butch as Drag Artiste: Greenwich Village in the Roaring Forties" in Joan Nestle's The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader.
"Onstage you'll be perfect," Titanic clucked. "It's the illusion that counts, dahling, the illusion!" ~Under the Mink