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Kathryn Harrison explores the story of a psychiatrist whose sexual affairs with a young client have an unexpected consequence; Dennis Cooper trails an extraordinary hustler working his older johns; and Jessica Cutler gives lessons on how a young woman can take down all the politicians in Washington with just the crook of her pretty little finger.
Included in this collection:
"On the Eighth Day" by Vanessa Baggott
"Dangerous Games with Competent People" by Kim Wright
Excerpt from Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
"Entry Point" by Shanna Germain
Excerpt from A Mouth Like Yours by Daniel Duane
"Blackberries" by Nalo Hopkinson
Excerpt from The Sluts by Dennis Cooper
"Blue Star" by Sera Gamble
"If You Love Something, Set It Free" by P. S. Haven
Excerpt from The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler
"Comeback" by Nicholas Kaufman
Excerpt from Towelhead by Alicia Erian
"The Rock Wall" by Peggy Munson
"Best Friendster Date Ever" by Alexander Chee
Excerpt from Envy by Kathryn Harrison
"What Happened to That Girl" by Marie Lyn Bernard
"Heads-Up Poker" by Susan DiPlacido
"Taste" by Susan St. Aubin
"The Razor" by Tsaurah Litzky
"The Sex Box" by Nikki Sinclair
"The Pancake Circus" by Trebor Healey
"Dream Machine" by Lauraleigh Farrell
"Wish Girls" by Matthew Addison
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2007.
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By Steven on 09-23-07
the voice acting was not mood setting
For the most part the other review covers every about but with really push me over was the lack of passion in the vocals. I understand there isn't a orgy in the booth while they are reading but it should inspire something. I let my wife hear it and she was even less inspired.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
By HitchDawk on 06-08-12
This will shock you
I have several erotica collections, and this is my favorite: bold, unpredictable, and dealing with very, very risky territory (let me give you a hint: the theme is "youth"). From beginning (a retelling of the Genesis myth) to end (a delectable feminist's nightmare), this volume packs more controversy than you thought you would be able to find in a single volume. It made me a fan of the Best American Erotica series. You will be aroused and shocked-and shocked to be aroused. Go straight to Dennis Cooper's excerpt from The Sluts and Trebor Healey's "The Pancake Circus" and you will understand what pushing the limits means.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful