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Tampa (Hardcover) (Alissa Nutting)

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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 ****** 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’sTampa is a grand, seriocomic examination of the want behind student / teacher affairs and a scorching literary debut.

Number of Pages: 266
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary, Psychology, General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Alissa Nutting
Language: English
Street Date: July 2, 2013
TCIN: 14574361
UPC: 9780062280541
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0358

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