After Martinez's request for the book had been denied because of its depictions of sex and violence, he had gone to court and an American judge had carefully worked his way through the whole thing to deduce whether or not it had literary merit. And then ruled that it did. I'm not a lawyer, but I assume that means that it is now the law that I have literary merit.Here's the article in Time magazine describing the werewolf erotica case.
The court report includes a full plot synopsis, that is probably more detailed and well put together than the one I produced when I proposed the actual book. It goes on to ask the opinion of a creative writing teacher, who seems to like it, and is quoted as saying its themes of freedom are proof of its "literary merit" and that it has "characteristics of literary fiction". And "considerable effort went into the creation of the book, and the plot is more than a sham." More than a sham? Aw, shucks. Later, the report calls my book "Perhaps less than Shakespearian?" Perhaps? Well OK, as long as there's only a little doubt as to whether I am better than Shakespeare, legally.
On Twitter Mathilde has said that out-of-print copies of the book were going for over $80. It currently is only available as an ebook but will be re-released in paperback next year.