Larissa Pham - a meditation on power and the self, in addition to being an erotic thriller

New Lovers 9: Fantasian
Larissa Pham, Fantasian, Badlands Unlimited, 2016.


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An unnamed narrator’s life at Yale takes a dizzying turn when she meets a girl who looks just like her. Drawn into each other’s social worlds, they spiral deeper and deeper into a house of mirrors made of each other.


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.




interview at Electric Literature


New Lovers author Larissa Pham did a piece for Catapult about the writing process behind her book, Fantasian and how writing it helped her find her creative voice:"I wrote and instead of trying to mak... more


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Recent publications are marked with an asterisk (*).
FICTION
The Intentional
Summer Under The Bee Tree, a short story
POETRY
HWY MagazineOf Endless Distance, an ekphrasis
NONFICTION
The Nation*Tony Tulathimutte’s Worst-Case Scenarios
A Larger Life
Mask Magazine
*
How to Hurt
Fuck No One, Get Nothing

Complex Life*Why Do We Like BDSM?
Lenny LetterBreaking Down Getting Off: The Industrial Design of Vibrators(Also published at ELLE.com)
GuernicaThe Architecture of Racism at Yale University 
NerveCum Shots, a weekly column in the form of an email newsletter, June 2015 - February 2016. Archive available here.
Broadly (VICE)Working at a High-End Sex Shop
Adult MagazineHouse on FireI’m Not Myself, You See
The HairpinShowing My Hand
BuzzFeed IdeasWe Don’t Talk About Mental Illness In My Family
Notes On An Eating Disorder
Wag’s RevueThree Lessons
The Daily DotThe Two Types of Trans Women You See on Television
GOODEkene Ijeoma, the designer humanizing data for a more compassionate society (GOOD 100 issue profile)
Vulture (New York Magazine)The Venice Biennale as Let’s Go Guide
MaximThe Gentleman’s Guide to the Venice Biennale
Courting Death at the Swatch Skiers Cup
GawkerInside My Shopping Cart: Food, Culture, and Geographic Yearning
The RumpusThe ProphecyThe Last Book I Loved: The Hours
Full Stop Magazine (selected columns)S&M SellsWhere The Wild Things WentIn Praise of Tender MachinesReview: I Called Him Necktie, Milena Michiko FlasarThe Insensitivity of Autocorrect“Hey, Check Out My Blog!”: Curating Taste and the Future of ArtSnaps of America
HWY Magazine
Rooms

Vela MagazineOur Own Ocean
Yale Daily NewsThe Madama Butterfly Effect (WEEKEND cover)
IvyGateThe Problem of Consent
Out Of Order MagazineInterview with Leif Podhajsky (p.169)
Art, Lux, et Veritas: Essays, 2012 (print)“Painting,” Ad Reinhardt


YOUR DARK HEAD, MY SHED HAIRS CURLING LIKE A SIGNATURE
THE HOT MOUTH OF YOUR SLEEP LEAVING CONTRAILS ON THE PILLOW
poem, mylar, hair, pillowcase, acrylic paint, gel medium, wet n wild eyeliner jet black, bodily fluids

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