Wetlands

  • by Charlotte Roche
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With her jaunty dissection of the sex life and the private grooming habits of the novel's 18-year-old narrator, Helen Memel, Charlotte Roche has turned the previously unspeakable into the national conversation in Germany. The book is a headlong dash through every crevice and byproduct, physical and psychological, of its narrator's body and mind. It is difficult to overstate the raunchiness of the novel. Wetlands opens in a hospital room after an intimate shaving accident. It gives a detailed topography of Helen's hemorrhoids, continues into the subject of anal intercourse and only gains momentum from there, eventually reaching avocado pits as objects of female sexual satisfaction and - here is where the debate kicks in - just possibly female empowerment. Clearly the novel has struck a nerve, catching a wave of popular interest in renewing the debate over women's roles and image in society.

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Not Erotic!

I like Marmite, but cannot recommend this book. It is well written and narrated but is just crude. I cannot understand the motivation for writing such a book other than just to shock, but in the end the shock turns to boredom. Certainly should not be in the erotic section, perhaps the neurotic would be more apt.
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- JonR

Bottom Surgery

An extended account of bottom surgery in a young woman. Comprehensive anal introspection with local diversions. Not for the squeamish
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- Dr John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-06-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited