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Alissa Nutting

Signed first edition

A smoldering 26-year-old middle school teacher and female Humbert Humbert unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of her 14-year-old student in this sexually explicit, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho-esque rendering of monstrously misplaced but undeterrable desire.

Suburban eighth-grade English teacher Celeste Price is sizzling hot, drives a red Corvette, and is married to a rich, square-jawed cop. But behind her attractive façade lies a monster -- a remorseless and meticulous predator obsessed with one desire: fourteen-year-old boys. And the bell has just rung on the first day of school at Jefferson Jr. High. . . .

Filled with shocking encounters, the thrill and terror of exposure, and inevitable scandal and disgrace, Tampa is a provocative, uncompromising seriocomic examination of want and our fixation with youth; a frank, thoughtful, and unabashedly sexual tale that explores one fictional woman's overwhelming desires, darkest pathologies, and overwhelming needs-and how far she will go to satisfy them.

First Edition/First Printing. Signed by the author on the title Page. The book is new and unread. The velvet like jacket is in a protective mylar jacket. All of our books are selected and shipped in a box by a discriminating collector.