Reviews

“The Tryst is a sly, feral, witty, offbeat erotic novella that unsettles the reader, even as it arouses. There are sex scenes of breath-taking audacity. What would any of us do if an irresistible sex daemon broke and entered our domestic lives, leaving havoc in her amoral wake?”

Rowan Pelling, editor, The Amorist


“I’ve read The Tryst and was enormously entertained and impressed. It’s wild and witching, at once contemporary and atavistic, with an anarchic
sexual energy running through it and a startling frankness, not only about sex, but about love and relationships, gender and power ... a daring write and a consuming read.”

Bidisha, writer and broadcaster


“While The Tryst offers magic and sensuality aplenty, it lays bare the violence that heteronormative couples will do to ‘others’ to keep the home system stoked. It can be read as a fable about intimacy and erotic power. Disturbingly, it can also be read as a fable about the socially established vs. the disposable.”

Vahni Capildeo, poet, Forward Prize winner


“The Tryst summons your inner whore and demands she be honoured.”

Empress Stah, cabaret theatre performer


“A Midsummer’s Night Dream meets erotic thriller in this captivating romp through the senses. ... Monique Roffey perfectly captures the inner worlds of both the un-fucked housewife and the archetypal slut in this wonderful tale exploring the power of sexuality, erotic magnetism and the changing face of human relationships.”

Seani Love, Sex Worker of the Year, 2015


“Monique Roffey’s The Tryst successfully straddles mythology and erotica to create a journey towards pleasure.”

Suzanne Portnoy, author of The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker
 

“Sexy, lyrical and unashamed, The Tryst is a powerful slice of modern erotica which blends sexual magick with today’s hectic world of male-female relationships.”

Vina Jackson, author of Eighty Days Yellow


“Sexy as hell. A cross between the work of Angela Carter and Anaïs Nin, The Tryst weaves the urban and the modern with dark myth. Roffey is a risk taking andmasterful storyteller.A”

J Malloy, author of The Story of X