Exploring the Themes of Sexuality and Transcription in Jen Beagin’s “Big Swiss”

In Jen Beagin’s daring and biting new novel, Big Swiss, trauma and sexual obsession intertwine to create a sprawling and delightful mess. Through the eyes of protagonist Greta, we are taken on a journey of self-discovery as she transcribes sex therapy sessions for a living. As she listens to the stories of her clients, Greta is forced to confront her own past and the trauma that has shaped her life. Through witty and tender writing, Beagin offers a satirical take on our therapy-obsessed culture, and the need to prescribe meaning and labels to every banal event in our lives. With its vivid descriptions of Hudson, New York and its characters’ sexual escapades, Big Swiss is an entertaining and thought-provoking read.

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