CONFESSIONS OF A SEX MANIAC
A novella by David Henry Sterry
11 o’clock Monday night I was standing in the nasty skank stink of a body-fluid-scented room of Felipe’s Massage Parlor. There was no Felipe. No one was there for a massage. The wall was stained with what looked like splattered brain, and if you listened hard enough, you could hear the ghosts of ho’s past screaming.
I tried not to pant as I basked in the glow of the Snow Leopard. She was decked out in black jacket and sleek black boots, the long of her straight black hair leading directly to the short of her barely-there black skirt that hid little of the loveliest legs I’d ever had the pleasure to gander. Coal eyes with glowing embers in the center made my breath syncopate, and I could almost feel her long red claws at the end of her paws digging into the small of my back.
Old-school noir meets the new millennium in this story of obsession, murder and the underbelly of San Francisco. A low-level, underling, bagman sex maniac will stop at nothing to get the thing he longs for most--a prize as beautiful as she is deadly--the Snow Leopard. His search takes him deep into the seedy groin of San Francisco's notorious Polk Gulch where he must choose: sex or death?
A Henry Miller Award Finalist. Confessions of a Sex Maniac is a tribute to Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Ellroy and all those hard-boiled, tender-hearted noir writers Sterry holds near and dear to his heart, brain and other essential organs.
"When David Henry Sterry writes about sexuality, it's like a chef writing about food.”--nerve.com.
"Sterry writes with comic brio... eye-opening, astonishing, brutally honest and frequently funny... graphic, politically incorrect and mostly unquotable in this newspaper."—The New York Times
"Sterry's prose fizzes like a firework. Sex, violence, drugs, love, hate, and great writing all within a single wrapper. What more could you possibly ask for?” The Irish Times
Causes David Sterry Supports
Sex Worker Rights