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The voyeur's motel, Gay Talese

Label
The voyeur's motel
Title
The voyeur's motel
Statement of responsibility
Gay Talese
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. "Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America," the letter began, "I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book." The man went on to tell Talese an astonishing secret, that he had bought a motel to satisfy his voyeuristic desires. He had built an attic "observation platform," fitted with vents, through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Unsure what to make of this confession, Talese travelled to Colorado where he met the man -- Gerald Foos -- verified his story in person, and read some of his extensive journals, a secret record of America's changing social and sexual mores. But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, assuming the story would remain untold. Now, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public and Talese can finally tell his story. The Voyeur's Motel is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism, and one of the most talked about books of the year
Cataloging source
PAP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talese, Gay
Dewey number
306.77
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foos, Gerald
  • Voyeurism
  • Sex customs
  • Voyeurism
Target audience
adult
Label
The voyeur's motel, Gay Talese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058484648
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611855326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP12887929
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)953245196
Label
The voyeur's motel, Gay Talese
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058484648
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611855326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP12887929
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)953245196

Library Locations

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