Posts tagged tamara faith berger

Jun 18

For the first time, we’ve made catching up with some of our favorite Emily Books easier by bundling them into discount-priced collections.  

Let’s talk about SEX, baby. This collection features four of our most sexually explicit books. They’re not pornographic, or even really erotic. They just get into the nitty-gritty of sex and bodies — sometimes hot, sometimes gross, sometimes deep, sometimes shallow, always the realest of the real.

Making Scenes by Adrienne Eisen: A novel about incest, experimentation, post-grad ennui, and beach volleyball. 
Inferno by Eileen Myles: This is one of our favorite books ever. In it, someone’s labia is described as like a “frilly mantilla.”
Notice by Heather Lewis:  Sex in every form, on every page. Both good and very, very, very bad.
Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger:A teenage girl comes of age, so much. 
If you missed any of these books, don’t miss this deal! It’s 25% off the cover price. 

Apr 30
Congratulations to Tamara Faith Berger, whose novel Maidenhead has won the Believer Book Award!  This award is given to a book the Believer editors think is “the strongest and most underappreciated of the year.”  Exactly.  Buy Maidenhead from us here. 

Congratulations to Tamara Faith Berger, whose novel Maidenhead has won the Believer Book Award!  This award is given to a book the Believer editors think is “the strongest and most underappreciated of the year.”  Exactly.  Buy Maidenhead from us here


Nov 12
“Beyond making the reader countenance the rituals of sex, pornography in literature introduces the question of violence—systemic, bodily, and otherwise. What’s more, Maidenhead confronts its characters and readers with the possibility that they might find this violence, regardless of context, erotic.” Theory Porn: Jane Hu on Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger

Sep 14
This is one of my favorite descriptions in Maidenhead: a sound that at first seems like “clicking, like magnets that you keep sticking together.”  The action slowly comes into focus for the reader and narrator simultaneously.  
"I felt my heart being startled in time to those sounds."

This is one of my favorite descriptions in Maidenhead: a sound that at first seems like “clicking, like magnets that you keep sticking together.”  The action slowly comes into focus for the reader and narrator simultaneously.  

"I felt my heart being startled in time to those sounds."


Sep 7
“With so much focus in our world on what young female sexuality ideally looks like, it’s a relief to see this portrait of what young female sexuality honestly feels like. Maidenhead is a mesmerizing and important novel, lying somewhere between the wilds of Judy Blume, Girls Gone Wild and Michel Foucault. It’s a thrilling, enlightening and really hot place to be.” — Sheila Heti
Buy Maidenhead now!  See Tamara (plus Emily Carter and Ariana Reines) read next week! 

With so much focus in our world on what young female sexuality ideally looks like, it’s a relief to see this portrait of what young female sexuality honestly feels like. Maidenhead is a mesmerizing and important novel, lying somewhere between the wilds of Judy Blume, Girls Gone Wild and Michel Foucault. It’s a thrilling, enlightening and really hot place to be.” — Sheila Heti

Buy Maidenhead now!  See Tamara (plus Emily Carter and Ariana Reines) read next week