The Pillow Boy of Lady Onogoro
by Allison Fell
The concubine of an eleventh century Japanese general finds that her lover doesn’t quite do it for her. So she hires a blind stableboy to whisper erotic stories to her while she and her lover are bed.
Believe it or not, the framing story of this novel is every bit as engrossing as the individual tales.
Mentioned in an article listing several short story cycle style novels that I’m fond of (or was at the time).