A collection of nine sensual, witty and mystical stories marking Tobsha Learner′s return to the short story format after the international success of both QUIVER and TREMBLE, and exploring the universal experiences of obsession, romantic encounters and secret regrets.
A movie star longs for anonymity; a Sydney sculptor wonders whether a lover can be summoned by the act of artistic creation; a California call-centre worker seeks an online release in Second Life; a London weatherman inspires both obsessive lust and devastating storms; and an eighteenth-century biographer discovers a magic, erotic ritual which will change his life forever ...
In YEARN, the line between reality and imagination is blurred by the power of fantasy and desire.
Praise for Tobsha Learner:
'Inventive and sexy' Linda Jaivin 'She is sharp-eyed, literate, socially aware, brave, sardonic and unabashed' THE AUSTRALIAN
'A terrific imagination. She is funny, too' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
'Convincing characters and well-crafted prose. Learner is that rare beast: a wordsmith who can spin a yarn' THE TIMES
About the Author
Tobsha Learner was born and raised in England and has lived in both Australia and the USA. She is well-known in Australia as a playwright and her first collection of short stories, Quiver, has sold over 150,000 copies internationally. Her second book, Madonna Mars, was a thriller set in Los Angeles and Washington. Her third book - the bestselling The Witch of Cologne - was her first work of historical fiction and was followed by another collection of short stories, Tremble: Sensual Fables of the Mystical and Sinister and her fifth book, Soul. Tobsha divides her time between London, Sydney and California.
What can I say?
Learner's unusual, erotic and sensual short stories are absolute hand-sell favourites for (mainly) women of a certain age. While she also writes full length books, it is her eclectic and literary approach to eroticism that has garnered her the most fans.
Quiver is a book of loosely collected erotic tales, Tremble are erotic and sinister short stories. Now Learner brings us Yearn, tales of paradox and sexual longing.
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st February 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.522