Santa Cruz Noir

Santa Cruz Noir

Susie Bright

Biographies & Memoirs / Women & Gender Studies / Crime Fiction

"It's a thrilling, whip-smart book that will dazzle local lovers of crime fiction."—Good Times Santa Cruz, Editor's Note"Santa Cruz is a place of natural beauty, ocean breezes and family-friendly tourist attractions. But a new collection of short fiction stories explores a seedier side of this beach town filled with murder and mystery."—KAZU FM"Santa Cruz Noir delivers on noir sensibilities with an extra twist: it's that California mythology...It is this noir ethos that defines Santa Cruz Noir. After arriving at California's golden shores, life surely will be better. There is no place further to go."—Book Riot"Akashic's well-traveled, always-riveting Noir series has been to some serendipitous locales over the years, cities perfectly suited to crime fiction, some boasting a long noir tradition of their very own. But for me, just in terms of sheer allure and possibility, the new Santa...
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Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir

Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir

Susie Bright

Biographies & Memoirs / Women & Gender Studies / Crime Fiction

Review"Susie Bright is a one-woman counterculture, a teenaged socialist revolutionary turned Reagan-era sexual freedom fighter. In this lively, bittersweet memoir, she recounts a life full of political and erotic adventures and betrayals, a life at once deeply subversive and totally American, defined as it is by the idea that people should be free to express and pursue their own visions of happiness, no matter how uncomfortable it makes the prigs and scolds among us." — Tom Perotta, author ofLittle ChildrenandElection"Susie Bright's real life is just as compelling—more compelling—than her sex life. And that's saying something." — Dan Savage"I have a very scary feeling Susie Bright is not making any of this up. Guns, drugs, threesomes, socialist factionalism, a stabbing . . . all before she got her G.E.D.?" — Alison Bechdel, author ofFun Home: A Family Tragicomic"Big Sex Little Deathis subtle, hot, enthralling, raw and tender—I loved it. Susie Bright is a national treasure." — Josh Marshall, Editor and Publisher,Talking Points Memo"The best-named writer in America, Susie Bright has written a witty, wise, and enlightening memoir." — Erica JongProduct DescriptionEver wondered why there’s no female voice as bold, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? There is. It belongs to Susie Bright.In this stunning and courageous coming-of-age story, Susie Bright opens her heart and her life. From fearful Irish Catholic Girl Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary—and finally the "The Avatar of American Erotica"(NYTimes)—Bright’s life story is shaped as much by America’s sexual awakening as the national sexual landscape was altered by Bright herself.InBig Sex Little Death,Bright introduces us to her influences and experiences, including her early involvement with notorious high school radicalsThe Red Tideas well as the magazine she co-founded in the 1980s,On Our Backs—the first-ever erotic magazine created by women, which turned the lesbian and bisexual community upside down before it took the "straight" world by storm.Big Sex Little Deathis an explosive yet intimate memoir that’s pure Susie: bold, free-spirited, unpredictable—larger than life, yet utterly true to life.
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