home / DC's blog / god jr. / the sluts / my loose thread / george miles cycle / other works: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, collaborative / little house on the bowery
archives: photos / scrapbooks / little caesar / theatre / biography / contact / links

Limited edition of 500 copies published by Void Books. For information go to the Void Books website at:

Published by Carroll & Graf
Buy now from Amazon


Written between 1994 and 2002, The Sluts is a black sheep cousin to Dennis Cooper's internationally acclaimed George Miles Cycle.
Set largely on the pages of a website where gay male escorts are reviewed by their clients, and told through the postings, emails, and conversations of several dozen unreliable narrators, The Sluts chronicles the evolution of one young escort's date with a satisfied client into a metafiction of pornography, lies, half-truths, and myth. Explicit, shocking, comical, and displaying the author's signature flair for blending structural complexity with direct, stylish, accessible language, The Sluts is Cooper's most transgressive novel since Frisk, and one of his most innovative works of fiction to date.


Review / interview links:

The Void Books interview with Dennis Cooper can be seen here

The Sluts is reviewed in the Village Voice! Dennis Lim’s epic take on the novel, “His Loose Thread,” can be seen here.

The Sluts is reviewed in L.A. Weekly! Brandon Stosuy’s laudatory piece, “The Last Hurrah,” can be seen here.

Dennis Cooper discusses his literary oeuvre, including The Sluts, with reporter Justin Taylor for Bookslut here.


To celebrate the release, we at have worked with Dennis Cooper to bring you this exclusive look inside the world of ‘The Sluts’.

- Read our exclusive interview with Dennis Cooper about ‘The Sluts’

- Read an extract from ‘The Sluts’

- GALLERY 1: Book artwork

- GALLERY 2: ‘The Brads’

- ‘Enter The World Of The Sluts’
All content © 2007 Dennis Cooper :: Main heading photograph by Alex Rose :: Site design: Kiddiepunk