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    DescriptionCeleste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She's undeniably attractive. She drives a red Corvette with tinted windows. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed, and devoted to her. But Celeste's devotion lies elsewhere. She has a singular sexual obsession--fourteen-year-old boys. Celeste pursues her craving with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought; her sole purpose in becoming a teacher is to fulfill her passion and provide her access to her compulsion. As the novel opens, fall semester at Jefferson Jr. High is beginning.In mere weeks, Celeste has chosen and lured the lusciously naive Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his teacher, and, most important, willing to accept Celeste's terms for a secret relationship--car rides after school; rendezvous at Jack's house while his single father works late; body-slamming encounters in Celeste's empty classroom between periods. Ever mindful of the danger--the perpetual risk of exposure, Jack's father's own attraction to her, and the ticking clock as Jack leaves innocent boyhood behind--the hyperbolically insatiable Celeste bypasses each hurdle with swift thinking and shameless determination, even when the solutions involve greater misdeeds than the affair itself. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste Price is remorseless and deviously free of hesitation, a monstress driven by pure motivation. She deceives everyone, and cares nothing for anyone or anything but her own pleasure.With crackling, rampantly unadulterated prose, Tampa is a grand, uncompromising, seriocomic examination of want and a scorching literary debut.


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    Title
    Tampa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alissa Nutting
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062280541
    ISBN 10: 0062280546
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ENGM1020, AMER3710
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 813/.6
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    Libri: EROT5075
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/FLORID
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/FLTAMP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3614.U89 T36 2013
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    02 July 2013
    Author Information
    Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of creative writing at John Carroll University. She is the author of the award winning collection of stories, UNCLEAN JOBS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Oprah, Tin House, Fence, Bomb, among other venues. This is her first novel.
    Review quote
    "TAMPA is one of the most shocking books I have read; it's also one of the most mesmerizing and surprising. I expected to be disturbed, even appalled; what I did not expect in this story of a female teacher fixated on 14-year-old boys was lyricism and black humor."--Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness