Tampa (Hardcover)

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Raunchy and smart, Alyssa Nutting's Tampa leaves no perverse stone unturned. Yet Celeste Price is a highly likable--if not chilling--protagonist who will make you both laugh and gasp. This book is about as irreverent as it gets. A darkly entertaining read that explores the complex relationship between our sexuality and our morality. 

— Sammy

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In Alissa Nutting's novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student.Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade teacher, and, most importantly, willing to accept Celeste's terms for a secret relationship car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack's house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste's empty classroom. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste Price is remorseless and deviously free of hesitation, a monstress of pure motivation. She deceives everyone, is close to no one, and cares little for anything but her pleasure.Tampa is a sexually explicit, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho esque rendering of a monstrously misplaced but undeterrable desire. Laced with black humor and crackling sexualized prose, Alissa Nutting's Tampa is a grand, seriocomic examination of the want behind student / teacher affairs and a scorching literary debut.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062280541
ISBN-10: 0062280546
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English