The New Traveller's Companion Series #66
Book Type: 5 x 8 Perfect Bound
Author: Winifred Drake, actually Denny Bryant, for a while the spouse of Baird Bryant, who at one point had a fling with ace Olympia translator Austryn Wainhouse.
About: Perhaps no title so sums up Olympia. This particular book has been referenced in dozens of articles on the firm, generally in a condescending manner. It doesn't seem to have been pirated as much as other Traveller's Companion titles.
Whatever. Tender Was My Flesh is the coming of age story about a girl, Susan Holiday, who lives in a cold and rural place, surviving the harsh winters with help from the fire that burns in her loins. Susan feeds this fire, first with the family dog, later with men, and finally her desires take her to the big city after high school, where she finds work as a dancer.
Drugs, sex, jealousy, violence and finally love follow, in a story that broke ground, even for Olympia.