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ID
b275
Title
"The Quiet Girl."
Genre
Novella
Page Count
40
Word Count
10000
Publisher
Argosy
Publication Year
1962
Topics
Sex, Homosexuals

An isolated seamstress selfishly juggles two passionless affairs, but then falls in love with a man who himself is interested only in superficial romance. The tale also briefly includes a recurrent Bates character, a lesbian with masculine attributes. In Argosy (February 1962), The Golden Oriole (1962).