Tampa

    • 3.6 • 41 Ratings
    • £5.49
    • £5.49

Publisher Description

Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She is attractive. She drives a red Corvette. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed and devoted to her. But Celeste has a secret. She has a singular sexual obsession - fourteen-year-old boys. It is a craving she pursues with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought.
Within weeks of her first term at a new school, Celeste has lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web - car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack's house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming encounters in Celeste's empty classroom between periods. It is bliss.

Celeste must constantly confront the forces threatening their affair - the perpetual risk of exposure, Jack's father's own attraction to her, and the ticking clock as Jack leaves innocent boyhood behind. But the insatiable Celeste is remorseless. She deceives everyone, is close to no one and cares little for anything but her pleasure.

With crackling, stampeding, rampantly sexualized prose, Tampa is a grand, satirical, serio-comic examination of desire and a scorching literary debut.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2013
4 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Faber & Faber
SIZE
630.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Joddlesoodles ,

Thought provoking

It's offensive and vulgar, but I guess that's the whole point of the novel. The main character is completely twisted and disgusting to the point where I actually hated her. I didn't give it 5 stars because it did actually make me feel uncomfortable reading it at some points due to its graphic nature.

ljh//123// ,

Uncomfortable but worth a read

Now of course this book is highly highly controversial. It did make me feel uncomfortable due to the graphic nature of this book. But I have read Lolita and that book has a huge following - so I felt I should give this a go as it is seriously hyped up! Yes, it made me squirm and feel completely weird due to the subject matter but it is a pretty good thriller and I did enjoy the back story.

Verrucawart ,

Gripped me and I'm hard to grip.

The book hooked me from the start and I read it in 2 days. It's a thought provoking book about a beautiful woman who is attracted to14 yr old boys and is essentially a paedophile. The author explores the concept of 'grey areas' through the protagonist's relationships with the men and boys around her. Great read and definitely worth downloading.

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