The Sluts (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews


A prostitute who gets reviewed on a fictional site for potential johns is quickly swallowed up by a world of snuff films, grotesque fetishes, and the miasmal cloud of internet freaks obsessively chronicling/following/causing his decline. This vulgar, amoral, critique of our vicious web culture and the way we fetishize ‘celebrity’ deaths and demise could easily be written off as escapist, revolting, dangerous, porn...and ultimately it is a little bit of all of those things…

— Jeff

The most disturbing and gruesome book I’ve ever read that I couldn’t put down. Dark and delirious in content, innovative and daring in structure, this is required queer reading.

— Gage

The most disturbing and gruesome book I’ve ever read that I couldn’t put down. Dark and delirious in content, innovative and daring in structure, this is required queer reading.

— Gage

The perfect summer read (or any season read, to be honest) and already a classic in the rising genre of new adult fiction. Make sure you clear your schedule before you start it, because once you open it, you won’t want to stop.

— Gage

Terrifying because it's real, The Sluts will suck you into a world of prostitution, sexual fetishes, and infamy that your average American family behind a white picket fence likes to pretend doesn't exist. But it does, and Cooper boldly dares to challenge our understandings of death, love, and what we crave when we think nobody (or everybody?) is looking.

— Emersen

Think you're a freak? You're not. Dennis Cooper is, and he's made dinner for you filthy animals. Eat up.

— Enzo

Description


"Cooper deserves reassessment . . . this compelling page-turner ought to remind adventurous readers that important transgressive literature needn't be something only the French and the occasional perverted American can get behind." -- LA Weekly

Set largely on the pages of a website where gay male escorts are reviewed by their clients, and told through the postings, emails, and conversations of several dozen unreliable narrators, The Sluts chronicles the evolution of one young escort's date with a satisfied client into a metafiction of pornography, lies, half-truths, and myth. Explicit, shocking, comical, and displaying the author's signature flair for blending structural complexity with direct, stylish, accessible language, The Sluts is Cooper's most transgressive novel since Frisk, and one of his most innovative works of fiction to date.

About the Author


Hailed as "the most important transgressive literary artist since Burroughs" (Salon), Dennis Cooper is the author of The George Miles Cycle, an interconnected sequence of five novels (Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, and Period) that have been translated into sixteen languages. Cooper has also published a book of stories, Wrong, and several volumes of poetry, including The Dream Police. He lives in Los Angeles.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786716746
ISBN-10: 0786716746
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2005
Pages: 304
Language: English