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Naked Came the Stranger

(1969)
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A steamy, bestselling tale of Long Island lust, written as a daring literary hoax by Newsday columnist Mike McGrady and two dozen of his colleagues.

For talk show host Gillian Blake, the suburbs have long been a paradise. On the radio, she and her husband are Gilly and Billy, local media stars and "New York's Sweethearts of the Air". At home they're the envy of their neighbors. Only in the bedroom is their life less than perfect. When Gillian learns that her husband has a mistress, she takes revenge the only way she can. With each lover she takes, her lust multiplies, until this demure housewife becomes a creature of pure passion. No man on Long Island - be he hippie, mobster, or rabbi - is safe when Gillian goes on the prowl.

Written by 24 reporters under the moniker of Penelope Ashe, Naked Came the Stranger was an attempt to produce the steamiest and most wildly over-the-top novel of all time - good writing be damned. A sensation upon its first release, 40 years later the book remains one of the most sinfully amusing potboilers ever published.

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Hardback Editions

February 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Naked Came the Stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe
ISBN: 0-214-65145-2 / 978-0-214-65145-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
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January 1969 : USA Hardback
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Title: Naked came the stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe
ISBN: 0-8184-0114-1 / 978-0-8184-0114-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: L. Stuart
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Paperback Editions

August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Naked Came the Stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe
ISBN: 1-56980-262-9 / 978-1-56980-262-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barricade Books Inc
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March 1971 : UK Paperback

Title: Naked Came the Stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe
ISBN: 0-7221-1239-4 / 978-0-7221-1239-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Naked Came the Stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe
ISBN: 1-5226-0748-X / 978-1-5226-0748-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Naked Came the Stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Naked Came the Stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Naked Came the Stranger
Author(s): Penelope Ashe, Mike McGrady
Publisher: Open Road Media
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