Girls by Nic Kelman
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girls is an erotic spree, a journey into the most forbidden corners of male desire, a story about men who have been rendered numb by their power, who have sacrificed everything for success, who have lost their souls and can find meaning only by living vicariously, obsessively through young women.

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Nicholas Kelman was a Burchard Scholar at MIT where he studied Brain and Cognitive Sciences as an undergraduate. After spending a few years working in independent film, he attended Brown University on a full fellowship for his MFA in Creative Writing and where he was awarded the James Assatly prize for graduate fiction. He now writes and teaches in New York City.
Published September 3, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 234 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kelman chronicles the resulting debaucheries in minute detail, writing in a detached second-person voice that barely individuates his nameless male characters and often reduces the female characters to anatomical figments of a collective male libido.

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The sex parts are daringly explicit, hard and brusque in their attention to brute physicality, but so are the other parts, in which the embattled lothario worries over his attraction to teenage girls and solemnly praises his better half as "the wife you're not sure you don't love."

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