Eat Me by Linda Jaivin

By Linda Jaivin

During this eye-popping first novel--a bestseller in either the us and Australia--Linda Jaivin invitations readers to overhear what girls relatively discuss after they speak about sex.When 4 shiny, winning acquaintances meet in Sydney's fashion designer caf?s and eating places to gossip approximately their romantic exploits, the controversy sizzles. Julia, Chantal, Helen, and Phillipa are the simplest of acquaintances. Professionally, their lives couldn't be extra various, yet every time they occasion, there are continuously lots of intimate revelations to dish up and eat. Julia is a spunky photographer with a penchant for Peking duck and more youthful males; Chantal is a manner journal editor whose sexual personal tastes provide new intending to the phrases "mixing and matching"; Helen is a feminist student whose outward wholesomeness belies her internal naughtiness; and Phillipa is a slightly secretive author who seems to be taking fairly shut notes on her pals' raunchy stories. This outrageous, impossible to resist, and completely unique debut, which led leisure Weekly to name Jaivin "one of the a hundred such a lot artistic humans in entertainment," is the juiciest booklet you are going to learn this 12 months.

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Charming to work with under the most ideal circumstances, as you might imagine. Anyway, we were planning on posing her with two Dalmatians down at Circular Quay for a series of photos with ferries, the Opera House and whatnot in the background. She was wearing a series of black and white vinyl minidresses. You can imagine the crowd that gathered. It’s not like shooting anywhere else in the city where people actually have lives. You know, where they stop for a minute to look, glance at their watch and move on?

When an old acquaintance of hers approached with an endless list of have-you-seen-so-and-so-latelys, Jake excused himself and slipped off into another room. Julia hid her disappointment but felt consoled by the fact that—at her instigation—they’d already exchanged phone numbers. She caught sight of him later, but he was deep in a conversational scrum in the kitchen. Eventually Philippa approached to ask if Julia wanted to share a taxi home. Philippa lived in the Cross; she could drop Julia off at her warehouse in Surry Hills on the way.

Cried Julia. ‘That’s my man! I would suck Eddie Murphy’s toes after his feet had been in basketball hi-tops all day. ’ ‘I don’t know about the toes,’ rejoined Chantal, wrinkling her nose. ‘But I’d put my mouth anywhere else on that man. He’s scrumptious. ’ ‘Not for me, thanks,’ said Helen. ‘I’m uncomfortable with the treatment of women in his films. ’ ‘Helen, darling,’ Chantal shook her head. ‘We’re not talking deep and meaningful relationships here. We’re talking sex. Keep your mind in the gutter.

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