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Tampa

(2013)
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In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student.
 
Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade teacher, and, most importantly, willing to accept Celeste’s terms for a secret relationship—car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack’s house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste’s empty classroom. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste Price is remorseless and deviously free of hesitation, a monstress of pure motivation. She deceives everyone, is close to no one, and cares little for anything but her pleasure.
 
Tampa is a sexually explicit, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho–esque rendering of a monstrously misplaced but undeterrable desire. Laced with black humor and crackling sexualized prose, Alissa Nutting’s Tampa is a grand, seriocomic examination of the want behind student / teacher affairs and a scorching literary debut.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tampa: A Novel
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
ISBN: 0-06-228054-6 / 978-0-06-228054-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Title: Tampa
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
ISBN: 0-571-30333-1 / 978-0-571-30333-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tampa: A Novel
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
ISBN: 0-06-228058-9 / 978-0-06-228058-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tampa
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
ISBN: 0-571-30334-X / 978-0-571-30334-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tampa
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tampa
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tampa
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tampa: A Novel
Author(s): Alissa Nutting
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA