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The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers

About the Book

The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers

edited by Brian Turner

A deliciously diverse anthology of essays, stories, poems and graphic memoirs, where writers explore the deeply human act of kissing.

From Sioux Falls to Khartoum, from Kyoto to Reykjavik; from the panchayat forests of India to the Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland; in taxis and at bus stops, in kitchens and sleigh beds, haystacks and airports around the globe --- people are kissing one another. The sublime kiss. The ambiguous kiss. The devastating kiss. The kiss we can’t take back. The kiss we can never give. The kiss that changes a life. In this anthology, writers and thinkers share their thoughts on a specific kiss --- the unexpected and unforgettable --- in an attempt to bridge the gulf, to connect us to one another on a deeply human level, and to explore the messy and complicated intimacies that exist in our actual lives, as well as in the complicated landscape of the imagination.

This is a book meant to be read from cover to cover, just as much as it’s meant to be dipped into --- with each kiss pulling us closer to the moments in our lives that matter most.

The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers
edited by Brian Turner

  • Publication Date: February 13, 2018
  • Genres: Essays, Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN-10: 0393635260
  • ISBN-13: 9780393635263