David Gordon’s brand new tale collection, White Tiger on Snow Mountain, features sex, murder, ghosts, and frauds. Its opening story, “Man-Boob Summer,” had been posted within the Paris Review.
Each year, the British log Literary Review announces its Bad Intercourse in Fiction Award for the year’s worst sex writing in a novel. This year’s winning passages are, as always, notable both for their physiological specificity (areolae) and vagueness (hole) and their use that is awkward of and simile (“the difficult pearls of her nipples, like small secrets”). Continue reading “We Inform You Exactly How to Compose A intercourse Scene”