by Alissa Nutting
Published: July 2013
Genre: Thriller, Women's Fiction
Hardback: 272 pages
Amazon | BarnesNoble
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.
Although a controversial and disturbing read, this book will give the perspective of such a psycho mind. You won't necessarily feel sympathy for the main character, but at least get where she's coming from.
WIN my copy of this book!
Open to all.
Offer ends: October 6, 2013
SPREAD the word about this event by doing at least ONE of the following (you choose):
please include link to this schedule page
- Tweet about giveaway
- Pinterest any of the featured books
- Tumblr any of the featured books
- Create a blog post
- Add event Gone Girl Girls event badge to your sidebar
RETURN here and tell me what you did.
AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)
Contest has ended - winner is here
* fun note: the book cover has a fuzzy feel to it - makes you want to pet and stroke it as you read - ewww, ick, eh?
* part of event: Gone Girl Girls