Sex is casual, but conversation is a serious matter in the outrageous adventures of Olivia, a contemporary cougar. She feasts on young men of all kinds, in a world where sex isn’t dirty but love is coated in grime. In these raucous short stories, she runs the gauntlet of men, including a Harley-riding bikini salesman, a semiotics professor, a foot fetishist, a jaded brand consultant, a homeless man, and a bisexual mime. Written with Myna Wallin’s signature wit, this entertaining account of the dating world is given a postmodern twist.
Myna Wallin is an author and editor. She is also an organizer and host of the Art Bar Poetry Series. Her poetry has appeard in her collection A Thousand Profane Pieces, as well as numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Algonquin Square Table Anthology, Contemporary Verse 2, Existere, Eye Weekly, Kiss Machine, In the Dark, the Literary Review of Canada, and Matrix. She is also the host of In Other Words on CKLN.FM. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
“Wallin’s book is exhilarating: a dollop of sugar-coated acid. Its subTitle should be, Love and the Older, Single Woman: The persona has been hurt, has snapped back, but vows her vulnerability . . . The tone? Ms. Sylvia Plath Atwood: Satire and Cynicism for the Discriminating Reader. Wallin’s wit exudes wisdom and wrath. Perfect.” —George Elliott Clarke, poet and playwright