The Sex and Fish Sticks Industry
Éditions Le Dilettante
L’industrie du sexe et du poisson pané is the comic erotic tale currently taking France by storm. Gaëlle and Gwenaëlle are twin sisters working on their fishing boat in a sleepy town in Northern France. Bored by the provincial setting, discouraged by the dwindling fish supply, and anxious about their lack of sexual inexperience save for the advances of a lecherous uncle, they set out to satisfy their carnal curiosity in Paris. The twins make contact with their cousin Yann, the owner of an adult entertainment shop who agrees to preside over their sexual education. Yann soon proves himself worthy of the task by introducing Gaëlle and Gwenaëlle to a previously unknown world of pleasure, perversion, debauchery, experimentation, and eventually, love. No sexual act is off limits in this erotic quest for knowledge, launching Yann and the sisters into scenarios that are alternately exciting, fulfilling, humiliating, or downright farcical. This novel provides an always entertaining and provocative treatment of sexual awakening, Paris, and even the mating habits of fish!
Emmanuel Pierrat : Emmanuel Pierrat, hailed by the critics as one of France’s best comic writers along with Michel Houellebecq and Yann Moix, has written two other novels with Le Dilettante: Histoire d’eaux and La Course au tigre. Fascinated by codes of sexual morality, he has edited many works of erotic fiction and has published an essay entitled “Le Sexe et la loi” in La Musardine. As the director of a Parisian law firm specializing in intellectual property, he is also a legal columnist for Livres Hebdo.