Our unnamed narrator takes her readers through an unusual resolution of lost love-six months after parting from her girlfriend Colette, she's still in pain. So she allows herself one hundred and twenty-one days to recover, while at the same time undertaking a journey into the Marquis de Sade's "One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sodom," Thus does our narrator catalogue her fall from the intense emotion of young innocent love to despairing bitter debauchery, and at the same time exposes Sade's role in her own modern life. This novel is not solely an edgy, explicit tale, nor is it merely a sour-sweet love story. This gripping novel breaks all boundaries and knows few confines.
A fascinating examination of lust and sadism, with a modern and original style, from an exciting new literary writer.
"It is not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?"-the Marquis de Sade
Break-through new talent Jacqueline Phillips, born in the English Midlands in 1973, did her first poetry reading at a women's bookshop at 18, and has had many subsequent colorful experiences. She graduated in Psychology at Staffordshire University and is currently teaching. "121 Days of Urban Sodom" is her first novel.