`Like many of the great works of erotica, the mood is one of playful, hedonistic innocence. One thing's for sure, you'll never think of Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin the same way again ... Baker has caught a glimpse of the literary immortality that might be achieved by adding to a corpus of literature whose practitioners included Sappho, Swinburne, Cleland, Sacher-Masoch, Apollinaire and Bataille, all of whose work is still in demand, long after their deaths' --The Herald
About the Author
Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He is the author of several novels, including The Mezzanine, Vox and The Fermata, and House of Holes; and four works of non fiction, U and I, The Size of Thoughts, Double Fold (winner of the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award), and Human Smoke. He lives in Maine.