In Chapter 17 of The Feast of Love, Charles Baxters meta-narrative about the complicated sometimes sweet, sometimes erotic and perverse sex and love lives of a group of severely confused characters, pierced barista Chloe is told that her attempt to make extra cash by breaking into the amateur porn industry has failed. The potential producer can tell that she and her boyfriend, Oscar, are in love, and thus found the footage to be creepy, too plain-style, and also too Midwestern. At the heart of the novel and certainly of Chloes situation is a revised version of Raymond Carvers 25-year-old question: What do we talk about when we talk about sex and love?
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May 15-17, 2009