Peter Sotos – Selfish, Little


In this unnerving new book, cult author Peter Sotos delves into the abject details – at once revolting and salacious – of the brutal murder of Lesley Ann Downey, the ten-year-old victim of “Moors Murderers” Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

With frank, inimitable prose and self-deprecating wit, Sotos interweaves numerous accounts – culled from tabloids, memoirs, and television specials – of the sensational crime and its devastating aftermath with analogous excerpts from recent headlines, explicit erotic fantasies, and graphic descriptions of degrading, often-anonymous carnal encounters.
Sotos persistently seeks the truth where others are afraid to look, and discovers an implicit pornography in the public lamentations of Downey’s grieving mother, media coverage of lurid sex crimes, and journalistic forays into the private lives of sex offenders.

Replete with autobiographic tales of sexual excess, telling interviews, and thoughtful musings on crime, art, and pornography, Selfish, Little is a surreal “smorgasbord of unabashed vulgarity” that is the author’s most candid book yet.

 “…the filthiest imaginings and tallest tales of the modern-day Marquis De Sade.” — Vice Magazine
“Difficult artists such as Peter Sotos are important and books like Selfish, Little are important.” — Jeff Koyen, New York Press

Limited paperback edition of 1000 copies
192 pages

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Weight 599 g
Dimensions 21 x 170 x 250 mm

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