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Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger
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Maidenhead (edition 2012)

by Tamara Faith Berger

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Title:Maidenhead
Authors:Tamara Faith Berger
Info:Coach House Books (2012), Edition: 0, Paperback, 176 pages
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Interesting novel about a young girl coping with her family and her increasing sexuality. It is a good read. Nicely done. ( )
  GypsyJon | Feb 27, 2013 |
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'Maidenhead is a mesmerizing and important novel, lying somewhere between the wilds of Judy Blume, Girls Gone Wild, and Michel Foucault. It's a thrilling, brilliant, and really hot place to be.' — Sheila Heti, Globe and Mail

On a mangy beach in Key West, sixteen-year-old Myra meets Elijah, a Tanzanian musician twice her age. Trapped on a Spring Break family vacation, Myra longs to lose her virginity to Elijah, and is shocked to learn he lives with Gayl, a secretive, violent woman with a strange power over him.

When Myra and her splitting-up family return home, she falls in with a pot-smoking anarchist crowd. But when Gayl and Elijah follow her north, she walks willingly into their world, engaging in more and more abject sexual games.

As Myra enters unfamiliar worlds of sex, porn, race and class, she explores territories unknown in herself. Maidenhead traverses the desperate, wild spaces of a teenage girl’s self-consciousness.


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While on holidays in Key West, Myra meets Elijah and walks willingly into his world of sex, porn, race and class.

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