There are 37 women that you'll meet in the course of this
rather small volume. Each one has some sort of problem that
brings them to use sex and drugs or drugs and sex as a cure
to the hand that life has dealt them. Written from the
points of view of sex addicts and the willing women they
hook up with, each of these chapters reels you in with that
feeling of "What's going to happen next?" and "Surely, this
Meet Rachel who is having an affair with a married man who
keeps promising to leave his wife for her but never does.
Kristie is in prison for a murder that she couldn't possibly
have committed because she's just too pretty to have done
it, or so says her ACLU representative who has sex with her
on visiting day. Sara is a 27 year old bi-sexual woman who
likes much younger men. Tracie is a rather unattractive
young woman who lets herself get trashed at parties and then
sexually taken advantage of. Holly is a mental health
counselor who falls for one of her patients. Erin wants to
reconnect with an old almost lover. And so it continues.
These women aren't the best examples of the female side of
the human race. All of them are troubled in some way and are
depending on various crutches to help them get through the
day. This is not a "happy" book. In fact, it contains more
realism than most people would like. But that just may be
what makes it such a unique book. The copyright on the book
says it's a work of fiction, but some of these seem so real
it's hard to believe they were made up.
37 STORIES ABOUT 37 WOMEN is the debut novel of Brian
Whitney. His brand of writing as well as his subject matter
probably won't appeal to everyone, and there's nothing wrong
with that. You should give this book a shot just see if
you're one of the unique readers that will become an instant
A prisoner, a waitress, a virgin, a psychic. These are a few
of the 37 women featured in Brian Whitney's slim but potent
debut collection. Told through the points of view of sex
addicts and their willing victims, these stories seduce the
reader with their spare, rhythmic prose and hypnotic
storytelling. Whitney reveals the dark side of relationships
in permissive times--the drugs, the scamming, the cheating,
the neediness, the love that somehow survives it all.
Erotic, unflinching, surprisingly perceptive, this book will
change forever the way you view the battle of the sexes.