In 'The Best America Erotic 2007', some of the best writers working today apply their talent to erotic adventure and sexual drama. In keeping with her mission to bring the latest trends in erotic to a wide audience, BAE 2007 will mix stories by marquis names with authors who are just emerging from the underground/small press erotica scene.
In 'Memories of My Melancholy Whores' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an old man insists he must have a virgin before he dies. In Kathryn Harrison's 'Envy', a male shrink discovers that the one client he had sex with is his long lost daughter. Dennis Cooper's 'The Sluts' tells the story of a young hustler working his Johns, and in an excerpt from 'Towelhead' by Alicia Ehran, a teenage girl wrings dignity and power out of the cruel grown-ups around her.
The overall theme of BAE 2007 has been dubbed the 'Lolita Gap' -- stories that show boomers reflecting on their past sexual glories while mightily trying to control the young people they envy.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2007