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Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
Oh, god, I love this book and think it's the absolute perfect book club book, topless or not. But because it is a book that's very invested in the body and sex and desire—“Desire is no light thing”—it is absolutely one that benefits from being read by people who are very clearly so invested in the ideas of the body and sex and desire that they became members of a topless book club. So, but also, it's a refreshing book because there aren't really any women in it. And the main character is a monster. A winged monster. Oh, just read it, topless or not. Read it bottomless. I don't care. I mean, it's just so exquisite—“Under the seams runs the pain.” It doesn't get any more honest than that.