Lisa Locascio, author of ‘Open Me,’ on 11 books that bring sex right
Lisa Locascio’s work has starred in The Believer, Tin home, n+1, Bookforum, and lots of other magazines. She’s Executive Director for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. Her novel Open me personally is going now by Grove Atlantic.
Intimate closeness, among the great typical experiences of peoples life, continues to be somehow verboten, set aside. We write on that which interests me — desire and risk, connections and problems in order to connect — and sex is an intersection that is pulsing of passions. It will be the parapet from where we are able to look down and witness the tiny machinations of connection laid bare, the summit of the volcano, an explosion that gives viewpoint. Casual or committed, intercourse is infused with overwhelming vulnerability, rendering it simple to mock, also much easier to stereotype or avoid, and incredibly, quite difficult to publish. Читати далі…