The Switch

Against the background of a gritty East Village reeling from AIDS and a city steeped in two decades of crime, Gillian Lamb decides to work as a “switch”—playing both the dominatrix and the submissive in one of the city’s most notorious and elegant dungeons—in order to fund her graduate studies at Yale. As she struggles to unravel the mystery of who wrote La Vie d’Odile, a sensational French pornographic novel by the pseudonymous Mireille Brodeur – the subject of her PhD thesis –  this Philip Marlow in a leather miniskirt is pursued by a handsome and twisted Assistant ...

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