Lady Chatterley’s Brother

It’s been a while since I beat the drum for Lady Chatterley’s Brother, so I’m going to exhort you all to download yourself a copy for the long Thanksgiving weekend. You can get it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or direct from this site, and whether you have a tablet, Kindle, PC, or dot matrix printer, there are oodles of ways for you to experience this ebook.

As a reminder, this is the first book in my new ebook series of long essays (book 2 is due out in the spring and is going to be all about Oulipo & French lit). This one is about Javier Marias, Nicholson Baker, and the future of sex writing. It’s a really fun read, and you can find excerpts here.

We’ve got some pretty nice praise for the book. Levi Asher just very kindly called LCB a “success story,” as an example of an online publisher doing interesting new ebooks. Other smart, kind people have been saying nice things as well, and I encourage you to join them by getting yourself a copy. All proceeds go toward keeping a roof over Barrett’s and my heads so that we can continue to write about literature.

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The Surrender is Veronica Scott Esposito’s “collection of facts” concerning how she embraced her true gender.


Two long essays of 10,000 words each on sex in—and out of—literature . . .

The first essay dives in to Nicholson Baker’s “sex trilogy,” explaining just what Baker is up to here and why these books ultimately fail to be as sexy as Baker might wish.

From there the book moves on to the second essay, which explains just why Spaniard Javier Marías does right what Baker does wrong . . .


5 essays. 2 interviews.

All in all, over 25,000 words of Latin American literary goodness.

3 never-before-published essays, including “The Digression”—a 4,000-word piece on the most important digression in César Aira’s career.

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