An uncensored take on an omnivorous, shame-ridden teenage sexual brain.
'For those of us who secretly read V.C. Andrews and The Story of O under the covers with flashlights in early adolescence, Tamara Faith Berger is our grown-up literary saint. Her prose has consistently traversed extreme, forbidden territory, infusing filth with intelligence and sophistication unseen in much of Canadian literature.' National Post
'Maidenhead is a mesmerizing and important novel, lying somewhere between the wilds of Judy Blume, Girls Gone Wild, and Michel Foucault. It's a thrilling, brilliant, and really hot place to be.' Sheila Heti, Globe and Mail
'A dazzling and engaging writer . . . no other writer I can think of working now has dealt with female sexuality as accurately. The book is charming and incendiary.' Chris Kraus
'At the risk of sounding grandiose, Maidenhead is a masterpiece: a richly layered, complexly rendered, rhythmically written, and brilliantly executed meditation on power, desire, and consciousness.' Quill and Quire
'Maidenhead is a corrective to Houellebecq’s tales of sex starved, middle-aged masculinity, allowing us to see, finally, from the perspective of the budding slut herself ... [A] fast, engrossing, disquietingly erotic read.' Maisonneuve
Maidenhead is by turns creepy and seductive and unlike anything you’ll read this spring.’ Zoe Whittall, Fashion magazine
'Everyone interested in literary erotica will agree that [Berger] makes a unique contribution to the genre.' NOW magazine