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The Best American Erotica, Volume 12: Surviving Darwin

Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Mature Content

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Publisher's Summary

Featuring erotic stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, Steve Almond, Nelson George, and Karl Iagnemma.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit.

Included in this collection:

  • "Slippy for President" by Steve Almond
  • "View from the Fourteenth Floor" by Greta Christina
  • "The Ugly Cock Dance" by Mary Gaitskill
  • "My Puritan Reader" by Bert Hart
  • "Bottle" by Martha Garvey
  • "Experimental Writer Gets Sucked Off in a Field" by Robert Gluck
  • "Sour Berry Juice" by Shu-Huei Henrickson
  • "It's Never Too Late in New York" by Nelson George
  • "Brontitis" by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • "Robots of the World, Unite!" by Karl Iagnemma
  • "The Bounty of Summer" by Carol Queen
  • "Charles Sykes' Spirit of Ecstasy" by P.S. Haven
  • "Surviving Darwin" by Alicia Gifford

Previously published as Best American Erotica 2005.

©2005 Susie Bright (P)2006 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)
"Bright has outdone herself....This very literary, Epicurean collection is guaranteed to stimulate both hormones and funnybones." (Publishers Weekly)

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