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Isham Cook

American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.

Massage and the Writer: Essays on Asian Massage

What if the antagonistic aspects of the massage practice—the therapeutic and the erotic—were seen as inseparable?