Alissa Nutting, INSIDE EDITION

TampaThe author of Tampa, (HarperCollins/Ecco), Alissa Nutting appeared on Inside Edition last night (watch video here).

Told from the point of view of a 26-year-old teacher who seduces her 14-year-old student, Tampa is called a “gender-swapped Lolita,” by the NYT,  noting that the change in gender causes a problem for the novelist, “it’s hard not to be a little happy for the guy. So it’s a much bigger leap to show that this relationship between unequals is every bit as destructive as a man and a girl’s, and Ms. Nutting lands it.”

Expected to be the  hotly controversial book of the summer, it still lags well behind Fifty Shades of Grey in terms of media attention.

One Response to “Alissa Nutting, INSIDE EDITION”

  1. Joy Says:

    What kind of a sick person can even THINK “it’s hard not to be a little happy for the guy?” and why did you publish such a comment?