Men, women & children : a novel
by Kultgen, Chad, 1976-
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Chad Kultgen, cult hero and author of the illicit, buzz-generating classics The Average American Male and The Lie , can cut to the quick of the American psyche like no other author writing today. His unflinchingly truthful fiction examines American culture through a fun-house mirror--both reflecting and exploding the hedonistic, hypersexualized, emotionally treacherous culture in which we live. In Men, Women, and Children , his most ambitious and surprising book yet, Kultgen explores the sexual pressures at work upon two different generations navigating the same Internet landscape: junior high school students and their parents. Prepare to meet:
* Kent, a recent divorcé re-entering the dating world, and his son Tim, a football star-turned-World of Warcraft-addict, who learns via Facebook that his mom is getting remarried.
* Dawn, a single mom who charges anonymous men $12.95 a month to view suggestive online pictures of her daughter, Hannah--who wants to lose her v-card before any other eighth grader.
* Don, who sneaks onto any available computer for his daily fix of streaming pornography, and his son Chris, whose tastes in porn make his father's look like a penchant for Disney.
* Patricia, who is determined to keep the demons of the Internet from preying on her daughter, Brandy--who uses her secret MySpace identity to try on an alternative Goth identity and blog about threesomes she's never had.
Whether thirteen or thirty-five, Kultgen's characters inhabit a world where privacy is non-existent, sex is currency, and information never disappears--yet happiness is still a dream.
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Parent and teenager
Families -- Fiction.
Social networks -- Fiction.
Internet -- Fiction.
Sex -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Harper Perennial,2011
303 pages ; 21 cm