Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ROGER FISHBITE: Nymphets in Catholic School Uniforms

Here's part of The Amazon Review for Emily Prager's Roger Fishbite: Lucky Linderhof, a 12-year-old latter-day Lolita born of the privileged sperm club, lives in New York with her affectionate but ineffectual mother, a woman who changes her lovers as quickly as she changes her designer clothes. Abandoned by her father, Lucky seeks a symbolic replacement among her mother's boyfriends--but when the piranha lodger Roger Fishbite moves in, she ends up with a father figure who becomes a lover.

The Author Note in the novel states: This novel is in part a literary parody of that great work Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. It is my reply both to the book and the icon that the character Lolita has become. 

Prager may have given an appropriate example of an ephebophile in the novel. She wrote, "No, this man [ephebophile] is a special man, a man for whom a Catholic school uniform, even on a mannequin, does more than a whole album of grown-up nudes." That may be an hyperbole, but it's closer than further from the truth.
Roger may have non-verbally expressed his attraction for Lucky, but she made the first physical move when she, "... leaped up and kissed him square on the mouth."  She kissed him for dresses, gave him hugs for CDs, and performed oral sex for jewelry. However, Lucky repeatedly teased Roger when he wanted to make love. "Lose my virginity to you? What's in it for me?" Lucky asked. But when Lucky read in Roger's journal that he made love to Evie a, " as a pistol," 11-year-old model, who he was shocked wasn't a virgin, Lucky was livid with jealousy and took matters into her own hands. 

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