Once Is Not Enough Summary
Jacqueline Susann

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Once Is Not Enough Summary

Susann's treatment of homosexuality in this novel is more tolerant than it was in Valley of the Dolls. In her first book she freely acknowledged its presence but gay men were still referred to peripherally and derisively as "fags."

In Once Is Not Enough one of the main characters, Karla, is an aging, reclusive Garboesque movie star. She is a lesbian. Throughout the novel she has an affair with David Milford and at...

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