Who do you want to be with tonight?
Step into the dark realm of erotic fantasy with Tobsha Learner's sizzling short story collection. Prepare to be shocked and seduced as this internationally famous writer turns a practiced hand to erotic romance. Make no mistake, Tremble will consume you, possess you, and leave you begging for more...
'She is sharp-eyed, literate, socially aware, brave, sardonic and unabashed' Australian
'Convincing characters and well-crafted prose. Learner is that rare beast: a wordsmith who can spin a yarn' The Times
"Erotically charged... these nine wonderfully strange and dark tales maintain a dreamy, fairy-tale feel" Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review
Learner (Quiver) evokes an erotically charged version of the tales of the Brothers Grimm, in which magic instantly fits into the world of each story, and has a reason to exist and something to say to the protagonists. These nine wonderfully strange and dark tales maintain a dreamy, fairy-tale feel whether their settings are historical or contemporary. The interplay among religion, sex, and magic is a major theme in the book: a pagan mandrake-penis hops around like a puppy in "The Root," Dionysian rituals are reenacted in "Custodian," a nun's lost faith is restored after she touches a dead saint's withered nipple in "Virgin," and a Jewish woman is haunted by her dead husband's nocturnal noises in "The Snore." On the secular side, "Hair Shirt" offers the points of view of all the members of an uncomfortable love triangle. Each story would be incomplete without its explicit scenes, but the impression this smart collection leaves is not so much arousal but full engagement with the world.