Well, I knew that would get your attention!

How ’bout a paperback porn novel entitled Passion Delights by Frances Sibley published in 1985 that has for a jacket cover the rather overwhelming bare breasts of a young PCV woman beckoning you to buy the paperback for $3.50 and find out what really happens to PCV women in Senegal?

The story, as far as I read (and I’ve only read enough to write this blog, I promise!) is about a newly married couple, Doug and Penny, just out of college with degrees in anthropology who are assigned to “Corps-sponsored Mgoro Techical School” and are deeply and newly in love. That is until Penny realizes what is wanting for her in West Africa!

It doesn’t take long. By page 26, Penny is having a hard time ‘adjusting’ to the sight of her naked houseboy, Ojike, and his “omnipresent erections” (I didn’t write this, I just copied it from the text!)

There is more to come, so to speak, for Penny in these 188 pages that appears to take her in sexual slavery.

And as my nephew (Morocco 1981-82) noted when he found the book and sent it to me, thinking that it would be an interesting addition to my collection of “Peace Corps literature, “Let’s just say this novel Passion Delights gave new meaning to ‘…the toughest job you’ll ever love.’”

Now here’s my holiday offer: if anyone is willing to review the novel, I’m ‘up’ to sending you this rare collector’s copy!