Satisfaction - An Erotic Novel
Publisher: Grove Press
An American couple add a kinky spark to their sex life in this sizzling novel by the author of Butcher—“one of our greatest authors of erotic literature” (L’independent, Paris). Alina Reyes is one of France’s most popular erotic novelists, renowned for fashioning sumptuous prose out of the carnivalesque or the outright strange. Satisfaction, her new novel, is an equally fearless and playful take on contemporary sexual mores and the normalization of “kink.” A typical suburban American couple, Babe and Bobby are dismayed that, after several years of marriage, their sex life no longer thrills them. But when Babe spies on her husband in the garage, pleasuring another woman on the hood of his vintage Cadillac, she finds herself highly aroused. She tries to catch the ‘mistress’ leaving, to no avail. Instead, in the trunk of the car, Babe finds a life-size doll whose resemblance to a real woman is astonishing, and, taking Bobby’s sex toy for her own, Babe finds all of her repressed desires coming vigorously back to life. With energetic, visual, and powerful prose, this brazenly original work confirms Alina Reyes as one of the most potent erotic novelists of our time.