Kink: Stories, Edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell


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Captivating, honest, and told in shameless voices, this collection explores the communication of kink, the physicality and psychological depth of it. The range of these stories and themes cannot be discounted. In some, you get what you expect: Carmen Maria Machado, Brandon Taylor, and R.O. Kwon do not disappoint in either unabashed quality or substance. In others, new (or currently less-known) voices spring from the page in expressions of power, desire, darkness, empowerment, longing, and love. Whether in straightforward stories or used as a thematic device, this anthology is steeped in a richness that so much sex writing fails to conjure.

– Miranda <3

Kink is a groundbreaking anthology of literary short fiction exploring love and desire, BDSM, and interests across the sexual spectrum, edited by lauded writers R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, and featuring a roster of all-star contributors including Alexander Chee, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, and more.

A Most-Anticipated book of 2021 as selected by * Marie Claire * O, The Oprah Magazine * Cosmopolitan * Time * The Millions * The Advocate * Autostraddle * Refinery29 * Shape * Town & Country * Book Riot * Literary Hub *

Kink is a dynamic anthology of literary fiction that opens an imaginative door into the world of desire. The stories within this collection portray love, desire, BDSM, and sexual kinks in all their glory with a bold new vision. The collection includes works by renowned fiction writers such as Callum Angus, Alexander Chee, Vanessa Clark, Melissa Febos, Kim Fu, Roxane Gay, Cara Hoffman, Zeyn Joukhadar, Chris Kraus, Carmen Maria Machado, Peter Mountford, Larissa Pham, and Brandon Taylor, with Garth Greenwell and R.O. Kwon as editors.

The stories within explore bondage, power-play, and submissive-dominant relationships; we are taken to private estates, therapists’ offices, underground sex clubs, and even a sex theater in early-20th century Paris. While there are whips and chains, sure, the true power of these stories lies in their beautiful, moving dispatches from across the sexual spectrum of interest and desires, as portrayed by some of today’s most exciting writers.

Kink: Stories, Edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell
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