Can You Keep a Secret?

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Vintage, 2004 - Erotic stories - 216 pages
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In this eye-popping first novel--a bestseller in both the United States and Australia--Linda Jaivin invites readers to overhear what women really talk about when they talk about sex.

When four bright, successful friends meet in Sydney's designer cafés and restaurants to gossip about their romantic exploits, the talk sizzles. Julia, Chantal, Helen, and Phillipa are the best of friends. Professionally, their lives could not be more different, but whenever they get together, there are always plenty of intimate revelations to dish up and devour. Julia is a spunky photographer with a penchant for Peking duck and younger men; Chantal is a fashion magazine editor whose sexual preferences give new meaning to the words "mixing and matching"; Helen is a feminist scholar whose outward wholesomeness belies her inner naughtiness; and Phillipa is a somewhat secretive writer who appears to be taking rather close notes on her friends' raunchy tales. This outrageous, irresistible, and utterly original debut, which ledEntertainment Weeklyto call Jaivin "one of the 100 most creative people in entertainment," is the juiciest book you will read this year.


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Combine a saucy, Waiting to Exhale sort of girl-gossip tone with Vox's lusty sexuality and you get this witty, sophisticated (if unfortunately titled) tale of four Australian women friends' amatory ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

Interesting erotica from an Australian setting, though I believe the author is American by birth. This is the story of four women, and their erotic adventure and fantasies, but it has a much more ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Linda Jaivin is a freelance writer and translator. Her journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications, includingAustralian Rolling StoneandAustralian New Woman.Raised in New London, Connecticut, and educated at Brown University, she worked and studied in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China before settling permanently in Sydney, Australia.


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