Vox | Granta

  • Published: 07/07/2011
  • ISBN: 9781847083524
  • 129x20mm
  • 176 pages


Nicholson Baker

Vox is the story of two voices, his and hers: two strangers who, having met on a telephone chat-line, switch to a private, one-on-one connection – and find it impossible to hang up. Literate, humorous, erotic, Vox is a classic of bedtime reading.

A brilliantly funny, perversely tender and technically breathtaking erotic novel

New York Times

An anatomically correct, technology-assisted love story...Vox proves once again that the brain, as love doctors always tell us, is the sexiest organ

Richard Stengel, Time

Baker freshens the tattered clichés of sex talk the same way he has made the mundane language of corporate and domestic life snap, crackle and pop - by inventing new words or toying masterfully with ones we already have

Deborah Garrison, New Yorker

The Author

Nicholson Baker was born in New York in 1957. He is the author of eight novels, including The Mezzanine, Vox and Room Temperature, all published by Granta Books, and five non-fiction works, including a book about John Updike, U & I, and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, for which he won the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award.

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