SISTER CARRIE CAME
by Tom Bussmann
Theodore Dreiser meets the Marquis de Sade (and several other pornographic writers) in Tom Bussmann's innovative new novel. The author seamlessly melds texts, including Dreiser's autobiography, and crafts a compelling narrative of Victorian lust and cruelty.
Bussmann’s wicked little novel has several tricks up its sleeve. Using Dreiser as narrator, his tale steers a candid autobiography into the surreal fast lane—where explicit hyperbole is common in forbidden Victorian lit. Yet the story also manages to hint at the author’s personal reading habits and reveals an abiding fascination with St. Louis and the American west.
Sister Carrie Came is an incendiary work of erotic semiotics.
Trade paperback, 5.06″ x 7.81″. 144 pp.