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Nymph

Block, Francesca Lia

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ISBN 10: 1885865309 / ISBN 13: 9781885865304
Published by Circlet Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". First printing. Book is As New, crisp and clean. Unclipped dust jacket has a touch of storage rubbing. One of Block's harder to find titles. Nine erotic short stories. 127 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 73869

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Title: Nymph

Publisher: Circlet Press, Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First edition

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A provocative, sensual collection of interconnected short fiction by the young adult author of Weetzie Bat and Girl Goddess #9 captures the lives of lively, punk-spirited characters who celebrate love, life, and art with a full range of emotional and erotic interaction. 35,000 first printing.

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The author of the beloved Weetzie Bat books and other popular YA titles offers a slim collection of adult stories, erotica for grown-up goth maidens and sexpots who like their tales of passion infused with witchy magic. These nine interconnected tales celebrate carnal delights and the transformative power of love, with occasional lapses into syrupy repetition, but they also peek compassionately into romances laced with themes of grief, heartbreak and renewal. A bummed-out surfer gets a second chance at happiness when he meets a beautiful woman in a wheelchair, who may or may not be a mermaid. The spirits of these lovers mythically revitalize the relationship between Sylvie and Ben, a couple whose sex life is on the skids when Sylvie's antidepressants flatten her libido. Sylvie reappears elsewhere, as the sister of a cancer patient, David, who dies in spite of a loving nurse's attempt at sexual healing. Another recurring character is Plum, who has "the gift of love": those she sleeps with meet their true love soon after. Plum is therefore always being left: in "Milagro," she shares an idyllic night with the boy she loves, only to find out he's gay; in another story she sleeps with Sylvie, allowing Sylvie to meet Ben. Plum discovers that her gift can come full circle when she wins the love of aspiring actor Elvis Dean, who has been inconsolable since his girlfriend Coco left him to become a stripper and was mutilated by a plastic surgeon. All set in Los Angeles, Block's tales feature her distinctive simplicity and sweetly sleazy downtown dreamers; the sex scenes are heady though hazy with a mystical slant that blunts the erotic edge and makes the collection palatable for hardcore romantics. (June) FYI: Nymph is Circlet Press's first hardcover title.
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