Leashby Jane DeLynn
No more jobs, no more taxes, no more checkbook, no more bills, no more credit cards, no more credit, no more money, no more mortgages, no more rent, no more savings, no more junk mail, no more junk, no more mail, no more phones, no more faxes, no more busy signals, no more computers, no more cars, no more drivers' licenses, no more traffic lights, no more airports,
No more jobs, no more taxes, no more checkbook, no more bills, no more credit cards, no more credit, no more money, no more mortgages, no more rent, no more savings, no more junk mail, no more junk, no more mail, no more phones, no more faxes, no more busy signals, no more computers, no more cars, no more drivers' licenses, no more traffic lights, no more airports, no more flying, no more tickets,no more packing, no more luggage, no more supermarkets, no more health clubs...While her "current" spends the summer researching public housing in Stockholm, a moderately wealthy, object-oppressed, and terminally hip New York female of a certain age seeks adventure in the sedate dyke bars of lower Manhattan. Finding none, she answers a personal ad. She is ordered to put on a blindfold before the first meeting with the woman she knows only as "Sir." Not knowing what someone looks like turns out to be freeing, as do the escalating constraints that alienate her not just from her former life, but from her very conception of who she is. Part Georges Bataille, part Fran Leibowitz, this is the Story of O told with a self-referentially perverse sense of humor. Leash extends the logic of S&M to its inexorable and startling conclusion, darkly and hilariously revealing the masochistic impulse as the urge to disappear from the chores, obligations, and emotional vacuity of daily life. First published in 2002.
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Jane DeLynn is the author of Don Juan in the Village, Real Estate, and Some Do.
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I started DeLynn's book and was immediately drawn into the main character's cynical and hilarious paradigm. It's hard to locate wit or complex writing, especially in the lesbian market, in which there just aren't as many texts published. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for humor and a fascinating peek into s/m culture. I do not agree that this book is supposed to be lesbian erotica. It's a novel, with complex and interesting characters, who carry out lifestyles and sexual behaviors that lesbians - or anyone - may or may not find erotic (many do, many don't). In short, a fast and intelligent read that kept me thinking, entertained, and laughing. Enjoy it also for the non-traditional binding, font, and general layout.
This book was featured on an NPR spot one day. I thought it might have some interesting lifestyle, sexual, and comic appeal. Some of the explicit descriptions made me sick. I am still wondering why was this written and how much of this stuff exists as actual fringe culture. It is mostly inhuman and speaks to death oriented aspects of the mind. I keep having strange flashbacks of this person. Read this book if you don't mind being freaked out. Also, this book is supposed to be lesbian erotica. I enjoy straight male erotica, and honestly didn't understand what was going on most of the time. Maybe someone could explain it to me. Have fun, not for kids.