FIRE. SUN. SALUTATION. a wild romp of erotic psychedelia. 9 short stories of surreal pleasure.
These stories are a sun salutation to the beauty of that noble temptress, filled with the heat of her embers. Through stories of foreplay and of ritualized transformation, the text unwinds like a hot night spent in bed with a lover like no other. Written in the context of a dream world, readers of Henry Miller, Anais Nin, and/or Arthur Rimbaud, as well as anyone looking for a new love, will find their every fantasy satisfied between these pages. Enter this dream where the roads are saturated with the juices of a thousand years of lovemaking, and learn to breathe.
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Reviews: "Especially fun to read aloud. It has humor, and sex, and the surreality of dreams. The format, a blend of poetry, prose, and images, engages the reader in an easy flow. It's entertainment, at times deep, at times light and bubbly. Read it! In bed, waiting for a train, on the beach with your lover, whatever."
"Working so much with dreamscapes and laboring in the placental ovens of the subconscious, Marshall James Kavanaugh asks without asking for a reader to step back from the impulses of the frontal cortex and logic centers of the brain, the parts of us that call and yearn for order, and instead engages the mysterious layers of language that build entire world's all on their own. He navigates these worlds and presents them to us to wander through and discover the seats of our sensuality, the parts our erotic selves that extend beyond the grasp of what a well constructed orgasmic arc of common erotica does, and puts the ephemeral creative energies of the solar plexus in the front seat to drive us in a tour of the chakras with the kundalini."
published on January 31, 2015
by A Freedom Books
cover illustrated by Julia Crachiolo
with an introduction by Augustus Depebrock