The Best American Erotica, Volume 12: Surviving Darwin

  • by Susie Bright, Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, Steve Almond
  • Narrated by Susie Bright, Nelson George, Lenore Zann, Daleena Valdatti, Ax Norman
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • highlights Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Featuring erotic stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, Steve Almond, Nelson George, and Karl Iagnemma.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit.
Included in this collection:


"Slippy for President" by Steve Almond
"View from the Fourteenth Floor" by Greta Christina
"The Ugly Cock Dance" by Mary Gaitskill
"My Puritan Reader" by Bert Hart
"Bottle" by Martha Garvey
"Experimental Writer Gets Sucked Off in a Field" by Robert Gluck
"Sour Berry Juice" by Shu-Huei Henrickson
"It's Never Too Late in New York" by Nelson George
"Brontitis" by Maria Dahvana Headley
"Robots of the World, Unite!" by Karl Iagnemma
"The Bounty of Summer" by Carol Queen
"Charles Sykes' Spirit of Ecstasy" by P.S. Haven
"Surviving Darwin" by Alicia Gifford
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2005.

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What the Critics Say

"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)
"The collection as a whole stands as a love-letter to humanity, in all its varieties. What Kinsey did for his fellow travelers, Bright does, again, for hers." (Publishers Weekly)

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