Eat Me

Eat Me

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In this eye-popping first novel--a runaway best-seller in Australia--Linda Jaivin invites readers to partake of a lusty banquet of conversations about that hottest topic of all--sex. The talk is served up in various trendy cafDs by a foursome of bright, successful women: Julia, a photographer with a penchant for Peking duck and acrobatic men; Chantal, a fashion magazine editor, whose sexual exploits give new meaning to "mixing and matching"; Helen, a feminist scholar, whose wholesome demeanor belies her exotic sexual fantasies; and Philippa, a writer who appears to be taking rather close notes on her friends' raunchy tales.

With its layering of stories within stories, "Eat Me" is as provocative in structure as it is potent in detail. Is it a literary romp? A work of pornography? A devastating social satire? One thing is clear: This outspoken, outrageous, utterly irresistible debut is destined to be the most talked about book of the year.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 17mm | 345g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0767901592
  • 9780767901598
  • 538,735

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In this eye-popping first novel--a bestseller in both the United States and Australia--Linda Jaivin invites readers to overhear what women really talk about when they talk about sex.
When four bright, successful friends meet in Sydney's designer cafes and restaurants to gossip about their romantic exploits, the talk sizzles. Julia, Chantal, Helen, and Phillipa are the best of friends. Professionally, their lives could not be more different, but whenever they get together, there are always plenty of intimate revelations to dish up and devour. Julia is a spunky photographer with a penchant for Peking duck and younger men; Chantal is a fashion magazine editor whose sexual preferences give new meaning to the words "mixing and matching"; Helen is a feminist scholar whose outward wholesomeness belies her inner naughtiness; and Phillipa is a somewhat secretive writer who appears to be taking rather close notes on her friends' raunchy tales. This outrageous, irresistible, and utterly original debut, which led "Entertainment Weekly to call Jaivin "one of the 100 most creative people in entertainment," is the juiciest book you will read this year.
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Review quote

"Eat Me is the sexiest thing to come out of Australia since Mel Gibson. And it's funnier, too."
--Glamour "[Jaivin's] light touch prompts even the steamiest sex scenes to soar into satire. . . . Jaivin never loses sight of her self-declared goal, which is to wrench the writing of erotica from its male practitioners, dress it up with style and sly humor, and restore it to women."
--Los Angeles Times "Something like Waiting to Exhale (or Waiting to Swallow). . .You'll enjoy this tasty romp--you'd better, you slave--and you will thank Jaivin for the exquisite pleasure."
--Paper magazine
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About Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin is a freelance writer and translator. Her journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Australian Rolling Stone and Australian New Woman. Raised in New London, Connecticut, and educated at Brown University, she worked and studied in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China before settling permanently in Sydney, Australia.
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413 ratings
3.11 out of 5 stars
5 13% (53)
4 24% (98)
3 34% (141)
2 21% (87)
1 8% (34)
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