in the South
Charles & Co.
Non-fiction/Sex, 384 pp., 4 1/2 x 7 1/4
$23.95 cl., ISBN: 1-932112-16-2
The American South is a land of intrigue and mystery. To those
who have never tasted her personally, a mention of the South
often conjures Hollywood visions of debutante balls, hoop
skirts, and a faint whiff of brimstone emanating from the
pulpit. To the uninitiated, this is an anachronistic land
where gentlemen and ladies live lives governed entirely by
genteel manners and the Good Book.
Peel back the seersucker and organdy exterior,
though, and you’ll find another world entirely. A world
of public propriety, and private libertinism; where rectitude
rules from Sunday to Friday, but sin rides on Saturday night.
Moral repression often breeds sexual creativity,
and nowhere is that more true than in the South. Join Suzi
Parker on a private journey to an eccentric side of sin where
Southerners secretly (and not-so-secretly) defy sexual convention.
In a region where towns often have more churches than liquor
stores, you’ll encounter a host of unforgettable characters.
Enter the world of two Texas grandmothers who
teach wives how to strip for their husbands. Go undercover
and sneak into the secret world of Alabama’s thriving
BDSM scene. And you’ll never ever forget Trigger, the
These are people who live, work, and worship
in the South. Unbeknownst to you, your hotel desk clerk may
also be an author of gay erotic tales. That nice couple from
the PTA meetings may indeed be swingers. You just don’t
Peer behind the magnolia blossoms and discover
what makes Secret Dixie tick. This voyeur’s journey
is not for the faint-of-heart or the prudish, but one thing
is for sure—you’ll never look at the South the
same way again.