On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781770563391_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $16.95
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Mar 2013
ISBN:9781770563391
publisher: Coach House Books

Little Cat

by Tamara Faith Berger

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
literary, erotica
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $16.95
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Mar 2013
ISBN:9781770563391
publisher: Coach House Books
Description

Two novels, two young women at the frontiers of sex.

Like a series of Penthouse letters penned by Kathy Acker, Lie With Me recounts a woman's sexual escapades, picking up random men in bars for a series of increasingly extreme encounters, hoping to understand love from the far side of sluttiness.

In The Way of the Whore, Mira, an introverted Jewish girl obsessed with JeanGenet, allows herself to be seduced by the sex industry, determined to find meaning in her tormented relationships with cruel men.

Tamara Faith Berger's first two novels have been languishing out of print. They were scandalous when they were first published; substantially revised and returned to print, they're just as titillating and troubling now.

About the Author
Tamara Faith Berger was born in Toronto. She wrote porn stories for a living and attempted to make dirty films before publishing her first book, Lie With Me, in 1999. It was made into a film in 2004. In 2001, A Woman Alone at Night was published. Her third book, Maidenhead, won the 2012 Believer Book Award.
Author profile page >
Editorial Review

Treading a line between sublime experimentation and unsettling honesty, Little Cat rides a wave of female sexual energy. . . . 'Please, I want you to stay with me till it's over,' the narrator of "Lie With Me" begs. With writing this good, it's hard not to.' — Quill & Quire

'Berger's writing is significant, poignant and consciously uncomfortable. Her portrait of female sexualityis daring, original and troubling. Berger's language is crass; this isn't missionary-style "love-making." This is dirty, animalistic sex. This is pornography rubbing up against the literary establishment.' — Telegraph-Journal

Praise for Tamara Faith Berger's Maidenhead:

'Myra's confusion, her passion, her need for possession and to be possessed, make this novel an incredibleread, finding its place, as Sheila Heti (who should know) wrote, "somewhere between the wilds of Judy Blume, Girls Gone Wild and Michel Foucault."' – Flavorwire

'There are no easy moments, no comfort to be found in the searing prose. . . . When writers get young female sexuality right, stories become a revelation and such is the case with Maidenhead. The writing pulls the reader desperately close.' – Roxane Gay,The Rumpus

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Other Titles by Tamara Faith Berger

Maidenhead

Maidenhead

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary, erotica
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...