|About the Book|
The comedy of Double Lover sends fireworks across the erotic landscape.“Miss, you’re also a boy!” mutters a startled gynecologist when Millie Nemos is sixteen. “You can be Millie, or you can be Willie—choose one—boy or girl.”With Rabelaisian witMoreThe comedy of Double Lover sends fireworks across the erotic landscape.“Miss, you’re also a boy!” mutters a startled gynecologist when Millie Nemos is sixteen. “You can be Millie, or you can be Willie—choose one—boy or girl.”With Rabelaisian wit and erudition, Double Lover reveals an ordinary life that grows out of all bounds—from a middle-class girl who wants only her brother’s love to a double-sexed CEO who wants the whole country’s love.Double-trouble organs—female and male—propel Millie from sensitive girlhood to tough punk … to Harvard Man who accidentally impregnates himself … to Goddess of Procreation in a taboo ritual … to visionary tycoon who ignites the Great American Sexual Explosion.It is only a blip in Millie/Willie’s rise to celebrity that Baron Tieger—sculptor and food emperor—reproduces every inch of her genitals in flesh-like dermalene for the Museum of Natural History, while his food cartel begins a ruthless play to crush her start-up chicken sauce company. Only a blip that Commander Satori, titan of archaeologists, takes pregnant sophomore Millie/Willie on an archaeological dig, making her his mate, son-surrogate, and disciple—until shepherds kidnap her as the mother of all fertility. Only a blip that Millie’s own cigarette introduces the world to an entirely new form of pleasure. Millie/Willie, as the world soon discovers, is even bigger than that.Double Lover is a comic epic. Encompassing separated genders, Millie/Willie rebounds from fresh challenges to new conquests–sexual, financial, scientific, literary, political, mystical, until in the end, the ultimate secret of manwomankind is plumbed . . .