“In turns funny, insightful, and always erotic, this novel follows the sexual adventures of beautiful blonde Lydia through a modern Japanese male landscape. Donna Storey’s eye and nose for the redolent detail is a treat for all the senses as she spins her tale into a savory concoction not unlike the "cooked-to-your-liking" pancake of cabbage, egg, and smoky fish sauce called okonomiyaki that serves as the heroine’s comfort food. Amorous Woman is literary erotica at its best.”
— Liza Dalby - author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki
“The prose is seductive and sensual, yet simple and straightforward. It’s heartbreaking, yet it celebrates life. The narrative, like Lydia, is two things at once. Fantasy and fact are woven together throughout the story, a combination typified by the scene in which a Japanese professor of folklore draws a sketch of Lydia on a bridge by a waterfall where an imaginary kappa, a type of demon, lurks waiting. The professor is also likened to a tanuki, another type of demon, and the symbolism continues in the next scene where Lydia seduces the professor. The novel blurs the edges of reality and fantasy, presenting a third and individual state - Lydia’s reality…. This is a truly remarkable story. It’s not for everyone, but look past the apparent superficiality of the catalogue of sexual exploits and you’ll discern deeper meanings and the subtle layering of culture and Otherness. Amorous Woman is an astonishing and powerful tale told with grace and style. Easily one of the best books I’ve read this year.
— Singapore Sling - Cocktail Reviews
“The difference between pornography and erotic literature is the literary quality of the writing, how the subject matter of human sexuality is treated as simple (and simple minded) lust, or as a complex showcase of desire and behavior. Clearly, by this standard, Amorous Woman by Donna George Storey is a work of elegant eroticism …with a very special perspective on elements of Japanese culture that is related with a blend of humor, social critique, and literary skill that is impressive from beginning to end.”
— Margaret Lane - Midwest Book Review
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Amorous Woman Blog Tour
Travel with me through the floating world of cyberspace-you’ll read lots of spicy tell-all interviews, see a few risqué photos, and learn lots of things about sex, erotica and writing novels. Bon voyage!
Blowjobs Among the Blossoms. Join me for an illustrated journey through the Gion I described in
my Best American Erotica 2006 story, “Ukiyo.” Some stops are familiar, some
brand-new, and you definitely won’t want to miss the provocative manga showing
misbehavior under the cherry blossoms in as lascivious detail as the Japanese
Love Hotel Madness: Kink and Games in the Land of Dreams
Learn all about where the Japanese go for a few hours of unbridled
passion and play your own exciting game of illicit amour.
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