Greetings from the Vodka Sea by Chris GudgeonGreetings from the Vodka Sea by Chris Gudgeon

Greetings from the Vodka Sea

byChris Gudgeon

Paperback | September 27, 2004

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Greetings from the off-kilter world of Chris Gudgeon. In his first-ever book of fiction, the bestselling author of The Naked Truth: The Untold History of Sex in Canada offers postcard glimpses into the quirky private lives of unusually twisted characters. A prim English bride honeymooning near the so-called Vodka Sea learns the hard way why it's better not to drink the water in foreign parts.

A chess-playing doctor loses his wife to a charismatic psychologist during a sensuous group sex session masquerading as therapy. A social climbing adulterer contemplates the seduction of a middle-aged woman he once loved but who may now expose him. Personal histories rub up against present relationships. Paths cross, whether by accident or design. Polished veneers hide deeper truths.

Bitterly funny and filled with lusty, rueful, comical, calculating, and even affectionate sex, Gudgeon's eleven cosmopolitan stories explore the chasm between loving and being loved in return. Life's randomness is offset by dark comedy and by an eerily familiar synchronicity.

Ever since his first piece of fiction was published 25 years ago in the small literary magazine Thrust, Chris Gudgeon has been honing his literary craft. Although his influences range from Will Self and Tibour Smith to fifteenth-century Japanese pornography, Chris Gudgeon has written, in this instance, a collection of stories with sub...
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Title:Greetings from the Vodka SeaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.45 × 5.52 × 0.7 inPublished:September 27, 2004Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:086492383X

ISBN - 13:9780864923837

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"Greetings from the Vodka Sea contains stories so unique that it's near impossible to draw them under one clean phrase . . . If you were to take your strangest obsession or most bizarre experience and put it on steroids, you would have a story for this book." — Quill & Quire