The Viennese author Karin Rick has been writing for years about love, sex and power. Her novels combine cross-over sexual permissiveness with deep feelings. She majored in Art History and
Translation at the University of Vienna and Paris, studied and taught in France, Belgium and Spain. She has organized symposiums and translated books, among them Helene Cixous and Alain
Robbe-Grillet from French into German.
“What’s enthralling in Ricks novels is the unmasking of individuals – as beings that pay tribute to their emotions and lust. A yes to horny, a no for voyeurs.” (Buchkultur)
“A wave of yearning, pleasure and jealousy. An unusual book, where irony and humor also have a place.” (Brigitte”)
“No one can describe clandestine and heavy sex scenes as beautifully as the Viennese author Karin Rick.” (Manuela Kay. L-Mag)
Irene falls head over heels for Anita, a mother of two small children, who seems to attract and create chaos wherever she goes. Quickly their consuming attraction spins out of control as Anita s
lies cast a web of doubt, leaving Irene to deal with the consequences. This novel deals with the classic themes of illusion vs. reality, and the longing for a healthy relationship.Twist of Lust
and Trust is Karin Rick s most passionate novel so far. This story takes off at a breathless pace and races to the last page, steered by protagonist Irene, who falls deeply in love with Anita a
very uninhibited girl. But who is Anita? A woman driven by pleasure, a fast-moving mother of two small boys, who doesn t do much pram pushing, preferring to romp around more wildly than her kids,
climb trees with them, and play soccer and ice hockey. Ever defiant, she breastfeeds while driving, rejects authority, defies her boss, even tries to dodge the police.
Still, there is time for sensuality. Sex is squeezed in between children s matinees, outings to fast food joints, and soccer games: a quickie in the car, in front of the Sissy monument in the Imperial Park, or in the women s bathroom.
But euphoria has a darker side: Soon Irene is drawn into a dangerous whirlwind of deception. The harder she falls for Anita, the less she trusts her. Where do the lies end and the truth begins?
It starts with the breaking of the waves and summer hits in an open air disco along the harbor. Girls meets girl. Or boy? A ménage a trois for two people, plus a persona who elbows her way in.
The star photographer Nina, who is in love with lust, the DJ Steve, who has a dark secret and falls for Nina, the black-haired diva Cindy – become entangled in a relationship.
Karin Rick, master of erotic tension, confronts us again in this new novel with the main themes of her writing. Sexual identity – as well as desire – is something fluid, that cannot be solidified into fixed categories, definitions or boundaries, and only stays thrilling in constant flux.