This week we have a new collection of short stories by Sue Katz. ‘Lillian’s Last Affair and Other Stories‘ from Consenting Adult Press. The stories are described as “a unique collection of short stories about the love lives of older people.” We’ll be interviewing Sue on our Aged to Perfection podcast soon and have a chance to talk to her about the book, her journey writing it, and her life as an activist.
“If I’m going to go after one more affair of the heart at 84, I’d better get my ass in gear,” says Lillian, speaking for all the characters in these six stories.
Ruby has a run-in with a waterbed and Catherine tokes her first joint in the bathtub with Victor. Elegant Anna’s introduction to kinky sex is bittersweet. And then there’s the neighbor with the strange attachment to the grocery cart. Sue Katz’s hilarious, tender, and impeccably written stories confirm that age fails to erode our eccentricities or dull our ardor.
Sue Katz’s stories are full of pleasure, pain, and humor, with carefully drawn, superbly evoked characters. –Richard Schweid, Oscar-nominated documentarian and author of Che’s Chevrolet.
Buckle your seatbelt for an exhilarating ride. Lillian, Ruby, and other habitants of Sue Katz’s deeply irreverent stories… are touching, shining, tawdry, and sometimes hilarious. — Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, author of The Return of Desire.
Sue Katz tackles the heart-wrenching challenges that the elderly and disabled face each day – subjects that few writers are brave enough to acknowledge.
— Gloria Braeme, Ph.D., author and world-renowned sex therapist
About the author: Sue Katz is a wordsmith and rebel who has lived and worked on three continents: first as a martial arts master, then promoting transnational volunteering, and currently teaching fitness and dance to seniors and elders. Katz is an experienced and popular public speaker and event M.C. – as well as a lifelong activist who was in on the ground floor of both the women’s and gay liberation movements. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in anthologies, magazines, and online. She writes on a range of topics, not the least aging and sexualities. Lillian’s Last Affair was a three-year labor of love. She now lives in Arlington, MA. Her email: sue.katz AT yahoo.com.