“Why don’t you dance with her?”

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In the Guardian, novelist Ewan Morrison — whose newest novel is called Ménage — tosses out a list of literary ménages à trois, leading off with the Hemingway erotic novel (some would call it an embarrassment that Hemingway never intended to publish) The Garden of Eden.

One of the most notable scenes left off Morrison’s list is the three-way between the fictionalized Henry Miller, his wife “Maude,” and a friend of hers named Elsie, in Sexus. For the curious, here’s how the scene starts — NSFW.

Readers, what other memorable threesomes can you recall?


Mark Pritchard is the author of the novel How They Scored and the collections of sex stories "Too Beautiful" and "How I Adore You." He lives in San Francisco. More from this author →