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 Indian experience – funny, sensual, heartbreaking, and exhilarating, all at the same time.” – Udayan Dhar (founding editor, Pink Pages India)
“[A] spine-tingling exploration of what it means to be a young, gay, defiantly sexual and spiritual man navigating complex identities with a sense of fluidity. A sexy, gorgeously crafted collection.” – Diriye Osman (Fairytales For Lost Children)
“A joyous read. Many queer folks and people of Indian origin are going to connect with these stories.” – Sukdeev Singh (founding editor, Gaylaxy magazine)
“The characters… negotiate prejudices, disappointments, and multiple identities of nationality, religion, caste, and sexual orientation, making this personal, poignant, and entertaining collection… a commentary on life itself.” – Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar (The Adivasi Will Not Dance; My Father’s Garden & more)
“Indian contemporary issues and nuances like casteism, politics, sexuality, poverty, devotion and renunciation blossom in these tales… that speak unabashedly of same-sex love and lust.” – Vasudhendra (Mohanaswamy)
“[A] distinctive, original voice. Written with love and precision and honesty, these sincere, sensitive, intimate stories quickly become addictive.” – Rajeev Balasubramanyan (Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss)