Sex Is Forbidden


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Arcade Publishing
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Tim Parks is the author of more than twenty novels and works of nonfiction. His novels include Europa, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent work of nonfiction is Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo. His essays have appeared regularly in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, for which he blogs. He lives in Milan, Italy.


"Assured. Accomplished. Memorable . . . Parks gives us a glimpse of the titanic struggle of meditation, of the mind's fluctuations under restraint, observing itself." --Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"It's a cracker--clever, funny and insightful, with complicated, conflicted and totally convincing Beth at its heart."--Daily Mail

"Parks is very good at rubbing beliefs up against each other, which leads to subtle, unsettling questions. . . . Full of observations that are quirky, witty and deep."--Sunday Herald

"Parks writes with detachment, wit, and intelligence, and the troubled voice in Beth is entirely convincing."--Times (London)

"A wry and subtle story about what happens when the Western self tries to lose itself."--Prospect

"An eminently readable and thought-provoking novel that teases you to the last page, and possibly beyond.--Spectator

"A thrilling novel by a master of the inner monologue who deals with his themes with great care and irony."--Der Spiegel

"Highly entertaining."--Sรผddeutsche Zeitung

"Tim Parks's novel is impressive, sometimes wonderfully ironic, sometimes very much in despair, and then again restfully quiet."--Die Zeit