The Voyeur's Motel (MP3 CD)

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The Voyeur's Motel (MP3 CD)

By Gay Talese, Joe Barrett (Read by)

$10.49


This book has been declared out of stock indefinitely, so we are unlikely to be able to get it.

On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark best seller 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 traveled 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 35 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.

Product Details ISBN: 9781531891558
ISBN-10: 1531891551
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Language: English