House of Holes
Publication Date: January 2013
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Shandee finds a friendly arm at a granite quarry. Ned drops down a hole in a golf course. Luna meets a man made of light bulbs at a tanning parlor. So begins Nicholson Baker s fuse-blowing, sex-positive escapade, House of Holes. Baker, the bestselling author of The Mezzanine, Vox, and The Fermata, who writes like no one else in America (Newsweek), returns to erotic territory with a gleefully over-the-top novel set in a pleasure resort where normal rules don t apply. Visitors, pulled in via their drinking straws or the dryers in laundromats, can undergo crotchal transfers. . . make love to trees . . . visit the groanrooms and the twelve-screen Porndecahedron . . . or pussy-surf the White Lake. It s very expensive, of course, but there are work-study programs. In charge of day-to-day operations is Lila, a former hospital administrator whose breast milk has unusual regenerative properties. Brimful of good nature, wit, and surreal sexual vocabulary, House of Holes is a modern-day Hieronymous Boschian bacchanal that is sure to surprise, amuse, and arouse."