The Sex Offender

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Grove Press, 2000 - Fiction - 206 pages
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This extravagantly imagined tale chronicles the rehabilitation of a teacher who has had a love affair with a twelve-year-old boy. While the man's crime was to mistake molestation for love, his cure will partake of the same confusion: to help and rehabilitate him, the police and the doctors subject the teacher to increasingly bizarre forms of therapy. Called "an astonishment" by Dennis Cooper, The Sex Offender weds compelling mystery with comedy, satire, and politics.
  

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User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

A rudimentary search using gay, Lolita and fiction resulted in this craptacular waste of my time. Hoping for some insight into child sex predators (I'm researching a role), I'd better keep looking. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
13
Section 4
31
Section 5
58
Section 6
71
Section 7
121
Section 8
130
Section 9
169
Section 10
176
Section 11
194
Section 12
203
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About the author (2000)

Matthew Stadler is the author of four novels, Landscape: Memory, The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee, The Sex Offender, and Allan Stein. He writes for The Stranger, Spin, The Portland Mercury, and Frieze Magazine. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his work. He is the Lliterary Editor of Nest.

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