Just Pervs by Jess TaylorJust Pervs by Jess Taylor

Just Pervs

byJess Taylor

Paperback | September 4, 2019

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Two sex addicts meet and fall in love. A woman catches her husband cheating on her with their dog and escapes to her sister's horse farm. Four girlfriends-fellow pervs-grow up and drift apart, pining for each other in silence until one of them is murdered.

In Jess Taylor's sophomore story collection, contemporary views of female sexuality are subverted, and women are given agency over their desires and bodies. Through these characters, sex is revealed to be many things at once: gross, shameful, exhilarating, hidden or open-and always complicated. Reminiscent of the works of Maggie Nelson, Mary Gaitskill and Chris Kraus, the stories in Just Pervs explore the strange oppression and illumination created by desire, the bewilderment of adolescence, and the barriers to intimacy both discovered within and imposed upon ourselves.

Praise for Jess Taylor:

"It's an exciting thing to behold; one gets the sense of discovering in her authentic, compelling voice a master-in-waiting, like a young Alice Munro." -National Post

"Taylor exhibits remarkable insights into matters of the fickle heart." -Toronto Star

"Taylor is adept at capturing the anxiety-ridden tenor of the current zeitgeist." -The Globe and Mail

Jess Taylor is a Toronto writer and poet. She founded The Emerging Writers Reading Series in 2012. Pauls, her first collection of stories, was published by Book*hug Press in 2015. The title story from the collection, "Paul," received the 2013 Gold Fiction National Magazine Award. Jess is currently at work on a novel and continuation of...
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Title:Just PervsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.4 inPublished:September 4, 2019Publisher:Book*hug PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771665149

ISBN - 13:9781771665148

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Two sex addicts meet and fall in love. A woman catches her husband cheating on her with their dog and escapes to her sister's horse farm. Four girlfriends-fellow pervs-grow up and drift apart, pining for each other in silence until one of them is murdered.In Jess Taylor's sophomore story collection, contemporary views of female sexuality are subverted, and women are given agency over their desires and bodies. Through these characters, sex is revealed to be many things at once: gross, shameful, exhilarating, hidden or open-and always complicated. Reminiscent of the works of Maggie Nelson, Mary Gaitskill and Chris Kraus, the stories in Just Pervs explore the strange oppression and illumination created by desire, the bewilderment of adolescence, and the barriers to intimacy both discovered within and imposed upon ourselves.Praise for Jess Taylor:"It's an exciting thing to behold; one gets the sense of discovering in her authentic, compelling voice a master-in-waiting, like a young Alice Munro." -National Post"Taylor exhibits remarkable insights into matters of the fickle heart." -Toronto Star"Taylor is adept at capturing the anxiety-ridden tenor of the current zeitgeist." -The Globe and Mail