The Sluts (Paperback)
Da Capo Press, 9780786716746, 304pp.
Publication Date: October 19, 2005
List Price: 15.95*
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"Cooper deserves reassessment . . . this compelling page-turner ought to remind adventurous readers that important transgressive literature needn't be something only the French and the occasional perverted American can get behind."-LA Weekly
Set largely on the pages of a website where gay male escorts are reviewed by their clients, and told through the postings, emails, and conversations of several dozen unreliable narrators, The Sluts chronicles the evolution of one young escort's date with a satisfied client into a metafiction of pornography, lies, half-truths, and myth. Explicit, shocking, comical, and displaying the author's signature flair for blending structural complexity with direct, stylish, accessible language, The Sluts is Cooper's most transgressive novel since Frisk, and one of his most innovative works of fiction to date.
About the Author
Hailed as "the most important transgressive literary artist since Burroughs" (Salon), Dennis Cooper is the author of The George Miles Cycle, an interconnected sequence of five novels (Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, and Period) that have been translated into sixteen languages. Cooper has also published a book of stories, Wrong, and several volumes of poetry, including The Dream Police. He lives in Los Angeles.