Two sex addicts meet and fall in love. A woman catches her husband cheating on her with their dog. Four friends grow up and drift apart, pining for each other in silence until one of them is murdered. In JUST PERVS, contemporary views of female sexuality are subverted, and sex is revealed to be many things at once: gross, shameful, exhilarating, hidden or open — and always complicated.

“. . . these really are raunchy stories — elegantly written and cleverly executed, all aimed at capturing the human condition and the often surprising content of our secret lives. Jess Taylor’s rich imagination has served her well in the commission of these 15 tales, variously funny, erotic and disturbing.” — Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star

JUST PERVS is listed in the Toronto Star‘s 35 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in the fall of 2019, and Jess Taylor was interviewed about the book in NOW Magazine!

Jess Taylor is a Toronto writer and poet. She founded The Emerging Writers Reading Series in 2012. Pauls, her first collection of stories, was published by Book*hug Press in 2015 and the title story from the collection received the 2013 Gold Fiction National Magazine Award.

If you’re in Toronto, make sure to check out these upcoming events where Jess will be reading from JUST PERVS:

—      21 September (2 pm – 4 pm)
Bi Arts Festival – Author Showcase
Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church Street, Toronto)

—      6 November
Book*hug Press Fall Launch
The Garrison (197 Dundas St W, Toronto)

—      15 November
In Her Voice Reading Series
Ben McNally Books (366 Bay St, Toronto)

—      21 November
Pivot Readings
The Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto)