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Sex for America: Politically Inspired Erotica Paperback – January 29, 2008
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About the Author
Stephen Elliott is the author of the political memoir Looking Forward to It, the novel Happy Baby, and the story collection My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up. He lives in San Francisco.
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Her book Life In, Life Out, published by Matter Press, is a flash collection that includes both new micro-fictions and others published in well-known magazines and anthologies such as Prism International, W.W. Norton Flash Fiction International, Salon, and The Los Angeles Review.
Her work has been featured in The Literary Review, Glimmer Train, McSweeney's Quarterly, Other Voices, Michigan Quarterly Review, CALYX Journal, Stand Magazine and elsewhere, in the USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and Israel.
It has also been anthologized in Sex for America, Politically Inspired Fiction (Harper/Collins) Stumbling and Raging, Politically Inspired Fiction Anthology (McAdam/Cage), You Have Time for This Anthology (Ooligan Press), and The Flash (Disease Press) among others.
Top Customer Reviews
There were 24 short works in this anthology. "Li'l Dickens" was hilarious and I would not want to be in Stahl's shoes if Dick Cheney becomes President. The tales were generally well written, often gripping, and full of quotables. In "Music From Earth" Michelle Tea observes that "this was America, something San Francisco was not involved with."
Swofford's "Escape and Evasion" was a gripping tale of a homosexual predator, where you see events partly through the eyes of a serial rapist, hoping he's caught and punished yet still fascinated by his twistedness. Puzzled and frustrated in the end, as the rapist welcomes his brutal punishment.
Achingly touching was Gottlieb's "Undone," heavily sad with the pain of lost love. On the light side I loved Tyler's "Measure A." Its counterpoint of sex and local politics was funny and titillating and absurd all at the same time. Frey's "The Candidate's Wife" was another good one, really interesting and satisfying.
Another laffer was Keith Knight's comic strip "War-gy" -- all those bobbing butts and bubbling commentary was hilarious. It was preceded by Elliot's "Social Contract," a penetrating evocation of the bonding in bondage.Read more ›