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Lust for Life

Tales of Sex & Love

edited by Claude Lalumière

revised by Elise Moser

Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2005
Interpersonal Relations, NON-CLASSIFIABLE, Love & Romance
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2005
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Lust for Life: Tales of Sex and Love is a smart, witty, and fascinating anthology celebrating the diversity of the human sexual experience. These stories are daring, playful, funny, romantic, genderbending, sensual, mysterious, and sexy, and explore and celebrate love and sex in all its forms.
Includes stories from Matthew Anderson, Catherine Lundoff, Neil Kroetsch, Robin Evans, Mark Paterson, Ashok Banker, Dan Rafter, Scott D. Pomfret, Neil Smith, Tess Fragoulis, Vic Winter, Harold Hoefle, Joel Hynes, Nalo Hopkinson, Nairne Holtz, Barry Webster, Ray Vukcevich, Holly Phillips, J.R. Carpenter, Maya Stein, and Ian Watson and Roberto Quaglia.

About the authors

Claude Lalumière ( is the author of three previous books: Objects of Worship (CZP 2009), The Door to Lost Pages (CZP 2011), and Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes (Infinity Plus 2013). He has edited or co-edited fourteen anthologies in various genres, including Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic (Vehicule Press 2003), Lust for Life: Tales of Sex & Love (Vehicule Press 2006), Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories (Tyche 2013), and The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (Exile Editions 2015). Originally from Montreal, where he was a bookseller in the 1990s, he’s also lived in Québec City, Portland, Austin, and Vancouver. He’s currently headquartered in Ottawa.

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Elise Moser was born in Brooklyn and spent her childhood in small-town New Jersey. She moved to Montreal and did an English degree at McGill University, then worked at Paragraphe Bookstore for many years. She went on to become a long-time sales rep for American university presses.

Elise’s short stories have been published in Canada and the US, and her adult novel, Because I Have Loved and Hidden It, was praised by the National Post as “[an] ambitious and artfully woven debut novel.” Her young adult novel, Lily and Taylor, received a starred review from Kirkus.

Elise was president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation (2009–2012) and is also an editor. She presently divides her time between Montreal and Sauk City, Wisconsin.

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Editorial Reviews

"There is no Good Housekeeping seal of approval or Underwriter Laboratory certification for literature, but the name Claude Lalumière on the cover of a book is the next best thing." -Black Gate

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