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Lord of the Senses

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From the forest-fringed suburbs of Oslo to the bustling heart of Bombay; from the timeless banks of the Ganges to the never-closing nightclubs of Berlin, this collection of short stories by gay Indian-Norwegian author Vikram Kolmannskog captures a headily contemporary sense of what it is to be queer, cosmopolitan, spiritual and sexual.

"[C]aptures the essence of the gay Ind
Paperback, 178 pages
Published September 6th 2019 by Team Angelica Publishing
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Kiran Bhat
Apr 16, 2020 rated it liked it
To be in between the lines, subtly, and yet markedly so, is a condition a lot of us is starting to identify as in the 21st century, but something still experienced by a minority, and of a particular sort. As an Indian-American queer, I identify as one of these in-betweeners. Having lived a life of much travel, and observation, I think a lot of us who are born between cultures, no matter how much we desire to identify with one group or another, truly belong to a social and cultural group of our o ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. Combining Gay erotica with India spirituality it was just about everything I could ask from the description. Of course this book isn't probably for everyone but I loved it and reminded me of Gay novels that I read in the 80s that were daring and sensual. I haven't had a reading experience like that in quite a while.
Hugh Minor
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a feast for the senses. Sumptuous and erotic, Kolmannskog speaks the language of sexual discovery. The stories in Lord of the Senses brought me back to feeling like a young man coming out for the first time and embracing all that was new about my sexual identity.
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