Fifty Shades of Grey meets a 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike in a new amorous novel
August 1, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
The feverishness generated during moving agreement negotiations isn’t something you’d typically proportion with a blazing passion of immature lust, though that’s a thesis behind The Teacher’s Strike, a new amorous “spanking novel” out this week on Amazon Kindle.
The book is billed as a initial chronological novella about a eight-day Chicago Teachers Union strike in Sep 2012. A press recover calls it “Selma meets 50 Shades of Grey,” a “political disturb float about a scattered adore event between a immature high propagandize teacher/union romantic and her tyro as a dual unhappy lovers navigate a indeterminate waters of a citywide labor strike.” The cover facilities a lady in a low-cut red shirt temperament a CTU logo.
Why use a Chicago teachers’ strike as a backdrop for an X-rated story? “I was vital in Chicago during a time when a strike was outrageous news,” says a book’s author, a male who uses a coop name Gabby Matthews. (He spoke on a condition of anonymity due to his purpose as a domestic activist.) “I’m a partner of double entendres, so we suspicion a teachers’ strike would be a good strike for a spanking book.” (Notice a title’s vital chain of a apostrophe before “strike.”)
“The publisher asked what it would be rated if it were a movie, and we pronounced triple X,” a author says. “There’s straight-up sex scenes in there—anatomical details.”
While a tract is dominated by an inapt event between a uneasy 19-year-old tyro named Telly and a new, youngish clergyman named Clair, it also contains mud about a real-life 2012 labor conflict formed on investigate “Matthews” did in credentials for a book. One impression is modeled after CTU boss Karen Lewis. “She has a opposite name and is a opposite character,” a author says, “but she’s a clever kinship personality and a approach she articulates her passion is like Lewis.”
And Mayor Rahm Emanuel? He’s a “unseen antagonist,” a author says. “People speak about him, though he’s not unequivocally a impression we confront in a book. People are influenced by his policies, though we didn’t wish to give him a role. He and a city take adult so most space and courtesy already.”
The author—he now lives in Arizona and says he’s a freelance publisher and educational (“I gave a harangue recently about erotica and amicable structure called Fucking, Falling in Love—a Social Struggle”)—also filled a book with references to labor history, such as homages to kinship personality Eugene V. Debs, radical Emma Goldman, and labor and village organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones.
“Chicago has such a abounding story of labor and colourful and strong domestic traditions, we wanted to subtly put that into a book.”
But don’t get “Matthews” wrong—despite all a chronological elements, he says, a book’s still a sum spankfest, one that’s in good association in a story of eccentric lit. “I was rereading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Huck has a spanking fetish. It’s clear, right in a text—and this is renouned literature,” he says. “Spanking is normal and it’s all around us.”