“The Sickest, Most Controversial Book of Summer 2013…”


according to Cosmopolitan won’t officially be out until July 2, but as it’s our pick for The Rumpus Book Club this month, members are already reading it. The book is Alissa Nutting’s Tampa, and Cosmo editor Jessica Knoll interviewed the author about, among other things, what pushed her to write a book about “beautiful, married, 26-year-old middle school teacher Celeste Price [who] unapologetically chronicles her seduction of one of her 14-year-old students.”

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Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →