This program originally aired on WynwoodRadio.com, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 4pm EST, live from the Untitled art fair in Miami Beach.
A young Asian woman’s life at Yale takes a dizzying turn when she meets Dolores—her doppelgänger—at a party. As they begin to merge into each other’s social and sexual worlds, it becomes impossible to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. When Dolores’ boyfriend and his twin brother enter into this pas de deux, identities and couplings spin off into a sinister and perverse web of illusions. Fantasian is Single White Female for the dawn of a new sexual fluidity.
Fantasian by Larissa Pham is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.
Each novella in the New Lovers series is an independent story of about 12,000 – 18,000 words in length. Fantasian weaves a complex web of desire, obsession, and deception that goes deep into the mind games of college couplings.
The design of New Lovers pays homage to the classic covers of the books published by Olympia Press. The “soft-touch” lamination and embossed lettering on the front covers of the paperback editions make these novellas a precious edition to any library. Both paperback and ebook editions feature special color endpaper artworks by Paul Chan.
Larissa Pham is a writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for Adult, Guernica, The Nation and Nerve. Pham studied painting and art history at Yale University. Today’s reader, Andrea McGinty, is an artist and writer based in New York, NY. Her novella God, I Don’t Even Know Your Name was published by Badlands Unlimited as part of the New Lovers series in 2015.