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 Jean
Genet, 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 and now to
audio, they’re just as titillating and troubling now. Download and start listening now!