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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, enlightening and really hot place to be.'
— Sheila Heti, National Post
'Tamara Faith Berger has been writing challenging and sexy books for more than a decade, but this novel is her best yet. She handles race and class as deftly as she does the effects of internet pornography on our sex lives and our moral lives — subjects that might be turned into excuses for sermons, but which she renders in original and shocking ways.'
— The Believer
'Maidenhead is a masterpiece: a richly layered, complexly rendered, rhythmically written, and brilliantly executed meditation on power, desire, and consciousness.'
— Quill and Quire
'For those of us who secretly read V.C. Andrews and The Story of O under the covers with flashlights in early adolescence, Tamara Faith Berger is our grown-up literary saint. Her prose has consistently traversed extreme, forbidden territory, infusing filth with intelligence and sophistication unseen in much of Canadian literature.' National Post
'Maidenhead is by turns creepy and seductive and unlike anything you’ll read this spring.'
— Fashion magazine
'A dazzling and engaging writer . . . no other writer I can think of working now has dealt with female sexuality as accurately. The book is charming and incendiary.'
— Chris Kraus
'Maidenhead is a corrective to Houellebecq’s tales of sex starved, middle-aged masculinity, allowing us to see, finally, from the perspective of the budding slut herself ... [A] fast, engrossing, disquietingly erotic read.'
'Everyone interested in literary erotica will agree that [Berger] makes a unique contribution to the genre.'
— NOW magazine