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Tampa (Paperback)

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Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She is attractive. She drives a red Corvette. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed and devoted to her. But Celeste has a secret. She has a singular sexual obsession - fourteen-year-old boys. It is a craving she pursues with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought. Within weeks of her first term at a new school, Celeste has lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web - car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack's house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming encounters in Celeste's empty classroom between periods. It is bliss. Celeste must constantly confront the forces threatening their affair - the perpetual risk of exposure, Jack's father's own attraction to her, and the ticking clock as Jack leaves innocent boyhood behind. But the insatiable Celeste is remorseless. She deceives everyone, is close to no one and cares little for anything but her pleasure. With crackling, stampeding, rampantly sexualized prose, Tampa is a grand, satirical, serio-comic examination of desire and a scorching literary debut.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryRomanceErotic Fiction Publisher: Faber and Faber Publication Date: 01/08/2013 ISBN-13: 9780571303342  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of creative writing at John Carroll University. She is the author of the award-winning collection of stories, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Oprah, Tin House, Fence and Bomb, among others. This is her first novel.

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I got this book knowing it had received mixed reviews but honestly I could not put it down. The narrator is a young, beautiful woman who has entered teaching with one goal: to fulfil her desire for pubescent boys. In Tampa, Alissa Nutting has created an engaging, witty and charming anti-hero. Laced with black humour and filled with explicit descriptions of sex, I found this novel compelling and entertaining.

- 22/11/2013
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There's a certain prurient horror to reading Alissa Nutting's tabloid-baiting story of a predatory Florida schoolteachers calculating seduction of a 14-year-old boy in her class. But, more than that, the zeal with which she pursues her goal, her rationalisation of what society finds abhorrent and her manipulative dissembling with all those who disrupt her scheme coalesce into an enthralling portrait of a sociopath. - Jonathan

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 01/08/2013

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