I’m Coming

I’m Coming

Written by: Aarø, Selma Lønning
Translated by: Dickson, Kari

In a society where we discuss sex openly, the most embarrassing secret is to admit that you can’t make “it” happen. I’m Coming is a hilarious and provocative novel about why women fake it.

Ever since her sexual debut, Julie has faked orgasms. One day she decides she’s had enough and locks herself in the bedroom with food, baby oil, and Mr. Rabbit — a vibrator with a thirty-day orgasm guarantee. Lying in bed she reviews her sexual history: boyfriends, casual lovers, and, not least, the man she married. Meanwhile, her husband and their three children stomp around outside her bedroom, along with the sexually well-functioning Ukrainian au pair, all of them wondering why Julie isn’t coming.

I’m Coming is a delectable comedy about society’s expectations of women and women’s expectations of themselves. Aarø writes deftly about sexuality, identity, and the media’s portrayal of what constitutes “normal.”

In a society where we discuss sex openly, the most embarrassing secret is to admit that you can’t make “it” happen. I’m Coming is a hilarious and provocative novel about why women fake it.

Ever since her sexual debut, Julie has faked orgasms. One day she decides she’s had enough and locks herself in the bedroom with food, baby oil, and Mr. Rabbit — a vibrator with a thirty-day orgasm guarantee. Lying in bed she reviews her sexual history: boyfriends, casual lovers, and, not least, the man she married. Meanwhile, her husband and their three children stomp around outside her bedroom, along with the sexually well-functioning Ukrainian au pair, all of them wondering why Julie isn’t coming.

I’m Coming is a delectable comedy about society’s expectations of women and women’s expectations of themselves. Aarø writes deftly about sexuality, identity, and the media’s portrayal of what constitutes “normal.”

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Oct 3, 2015
Specifications 208 pages | 5.25 in x 8 in
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