Title: Nymph (SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing)
Publisher: Circlet Press
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Fine condition 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover in Near-Fine condition dust jacket SIGNED by Francesca Lia Block on the title page in silver marker and without inscription at a recent reading and signing event in Los Angeles. "Erotica for (those) who like their tales of passion infused with a witchy magic." -- Publisher's Weekly. The book is in flawless As-New condition. Dust jacket has a 1/8" nick in the upper left corner of the front cover and a light 1.5" scratch on the back cover, both of little consequence. We will pack the book in bubble-wrap to protect its corners and ship it in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives safely in your mailbox. Bookseller Inventory # ABH467
Synopsis: Book by Block, Francesca Lia, DeWalt, Jaeda
From Publishers Weekly:
The author of the beloved Weetzie Bat books and other popular YA titles offers a slim collection of adult stories, erotica for grown-up goth maidens and sexpots who like their tales of passion infused with witchy magic. These nine interconnected tales celebrate carnal delights and the transformative power of love, with occasional lapses into syrupy repetition, but they also peek compassionately into romances laced with themes of grief, heartbreak and renewal. A bummed-out surfer gets a second chance at happiness when he meets a beautiful woman in a wheelchair, who may or may not be a mermaid. The spirits of these lovers mythically revitalize the relationship between Sylvie and Ben, a couple whose sex life is on the skids when Sylvie's antidepressants flatten her libido. Sylvie reappears elsewhere, as the sister of a cancer patient, David, who dies in spite of a loving nurse's attempt at sexual healing. Another recurring character is Plum, who has "the gift of love": those she sleeps with meet their true love soon after. Plum is therefore always being left: in "Milagro," she shares an idyllic night with the boy she loves, only to find out he's gay; in another story she sleeps with Sylvie, allowing Sylvie to meet Ben. Plum discovers that her gift can come full circle when she wins the love of aspiring actor Elvis Dean, who has been inconsolable since his girlfriend Coco left him to become a stripper and was mutilated by a plastic surgeon. All set in Los Angeles, Block's tales feature her distinctive simplicity and sweetly sleazy downtown dreamers; the sex scenes are heady though hazy with a mystical slant that blunts the erotic edge and makes the collection palatable for hardcore romantics. (June) FYI: Nymph is Circlet Press's first hardcover title.
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