Cream and Sugar

Cream and Sugar

by David Allan Barker
     
 

Cream and Sugar is a novel about sex. Middle-aged people and their sex.

Oh, let's not kid ourselves. They're middle-aged. There is no sex. There used to be sex. And it was good sex. But things have changed. There's Elton Pierce, white, middle-class, a disillusioned ad executive who's gone as far as he can go in the business without throwing himself out a

Overview

Cream and Sugar is a novel about sex. Middle-aged people and their sex.

Oh, let's not kid ourselves. They're middle-aged. There is no sex. There used to be sex. And it was good sex. But things have changed. There's Elton Pierce, white, middle-class, a disillusioned ad executive who's gone as far as he can go in the business without throwing himself out a window. And there's Giselle, black, modestly successful author of young adult gothic novels, burned out but unsure what to do next. Together, they have two teenaged children who crave attention from indifferent parents.

On a whim, the irreligious Elton goes to church. There, he meets an environmental activist, Liane, young, white, beautiful. Liane stirs in Elton things he hasn't felt in years. Elton is prepared to give it all up--wife, kids, job--to reclaim those dwindling feelings. He lobs an emotional bomb into his home. Sifting through the wreckage, he discovers the remains of pat assumptions about race, belief, family, the environment, and, above all else, desire.

Oh, let's not kid ourselves. Desire is too high-minded a word. The problem has more to do with Elton's testicles. The challenge is to rein them in before they ruin everything. Otherwise, he risks turning himself into a sad imitation of celebrity asshole tabloid fodder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044306868
Publisher:
David Allan Barker
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
245 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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