Sex Novels in Public Places

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For The Millions, J.C. Hallman shares his experience listening to the audiobook version of Nicholson Baker’s phone sex novel Vox in public places. What Hallman learns is that while the book might have incited “disgust” from reviewers upon its release in 1992, the novel now produces a far more passive reaction.


Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →