Anonymous Sex by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Hillary Jordan

Anonymous Sex

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Hillary Jordan with Robert Olen Butler (Contributor), Catherine Chung (Contributor), Trent Dalton (Contributor), Heidi Durrow (Contributor), Tony Eprile (Contributor), Louise Erdrich (Contributor), Jamie Ford (Contributor), Julia Glass (Contributor), Peter Godwin (Contributor), Hillary Jordan (Contributor), Rebecca Makkai (Contributor), Valerie Martin (Contributor), Chigozie Obioma (Contributor), Téa Obreht (Contributor), Helen Oyeyemi (Contributor), Mary-Louise Parker (Contributor), Victoria Redel (Contributor), Jason Reynolds (Contributor), S.J. Rozan (Contributor), Meredith Talusan (Contributor), Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (Contributor), Souvankham Thammavongsa (Contributor), Jeet Thayil (Contributor), Paul Theroux (Contributor), Luis Alberto Urrea (Contributor), Edmund White (Contributor), Dina Nayeri (Contributor)

320 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

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A bold and playful collection of erotic stories written by some of the world’s finest writers. The twist? Each story is “anonymous,” allowing for tales as subtle or explicit, strange or familiar, tender or fierce as each writer wishes—leaving read...

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Community Reviews Summary of 126 reviews


adventurous 61%
reflective 47%
emotional 32%
challenging 29%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
mysterious 20%
dark 17%
relaxing 14%
hopeful 5%
sad 5%
tense 5%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%


medium 53%
slow 25%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 21% | N/A: 17% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

N/A: 39% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 17% | Yes: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 68% | N/A: 22% | No: 4% | Yes: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 45% | N/A: 22% | No: 18% | Yes: 13%

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