Featuring erotic stories by Octavia Butler, Daniel Duane, Dennis Cooper, and Sera Gamble, and Kathryn Harrison.
Kathryn Harrison explores the story of a psychiatrist whose sexual affairs with a young client have an unexpected consequence; Dennis Cooper trails an extraordinary hustler working his older johns; and Jessica Cutler gives lessons on how a young woman can take down all the politicians in Washington with just the crook of her pretty little finger.
Included in this collection:
- "On the Eighth Day" by Vanessa Baggott
- "Dangerous Games with Competent People" by Kim Wright
- Excerpt from Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
- "Entry Point" by Shanna Germain
- Excerpt from A Mouth Like Yours by Daniel Duane
- "Blackberries" by Nalo Hopkinson
- Excerpt from The Sluts by Dennis Cooper
- "Blue Star" by Sera Gamble
- "If You Love Something, Set It Free" by P. S. Haven
- Excerpt from The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler
- "Comeback" by Nicholas Kaufman
- Excerpt from Towelhead by Alicia Erian
- "The Rock Wall" by Peggy Munson
- "Best Friendster Date Ever" by Alexander Chee
- Excerpt from Envy by Kathryn Harrison
- "What Happened to That Girl" by Marie Lyn Bernard
- "Heads-Up Poker" by Susan DiPlacido
- "Taste" by Susan St. Aubin
- "The Razor" by Tsaurah Litzky
- "The Sex Box" by Nikki Sinclair
- "The Pancake Circus" by Trebor Healey
- "Dream Machine" by Lauraleigh Farrell
- "Wish Girls" by Matthew Addison
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2007.
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