Whoever it was who claimed that sex was the most fun you can have without laughing hadn’t encountered Neurotica–an anthology of Jewish short stories, most of which uncover the hilarity inherent in carnality. It is a stellar collection of twenty-seven tales of sexual longing and consummation and frustration–of straight and gay sex, married, unmarried, and adulterous sex, filthy, platonic, and pathetic sex, great sex, awful sex, and solo sex–by many of the masters and the freshest new voices of the Jewish-American literary tradition. Some of the stories are graphic, some ethereal, some wildly comic, some deeply tragic, but all offer a distinctively Jewish point of view on a universal pastime and preoccupation. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll–well, only you know what you’ll do.
Paperback | $19.00
Published by Broadway Books Sep 05, 2000| 380 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780767906500
"Abundantly juicy. One bite and you’re lost." — Kirkus Reviews
"The range of subjects and voices is impressive, and many aspects of sexuality, be they disturbing, ruthless or shocking, or loving, mournful, and comical, are probed, sometimes graphically and always unapologetically." — Publishers Weekly
"Bukiet’s selections are bulletproof . . . You can’t go wrong dipping into Neurotica." — Mordecai Richler, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Quite wonderful. There’s a lot of shtupping and a lot of laughing, and who doesn’t like to laugh and shtup?" — Johnathan Ames, Backforum