Tampa: A Novel

Tampa: A Novel

Alissa Nutting


In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste rate, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school instructor in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her problematic and sociopathically made up our minds seduction of a 14-year-old student.
 
Celeste has selected and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her internet. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade instructor, and, most significantly, keen to simply accept Celeste’s phrases for a mystery relationship—car rides after darkish, rendezvous at Jack’s residence whereas his unmarried father works the past due shift, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste’s empty school room. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste cost is remorseless and deviously freed from hesitation, a monstress of natural motivation. She deceives each person, is with reference to nobody, and cares little for whatever yet her pleasure.
 
Tampa is a sexually specific, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho–esque rendering of a monstrously lost yet undeterrable hope. Laced with black humor and crackling sexualized prose, Alissa Nutting’s Tampa is a grand, seriocomic exam of the wish at the back of pupil / instructor affairs and a hot literary debut.

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