Praise for Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses:
“In his Letters of Travels, Rudyard Kipling wrote: ‘The weight of the Desert is on one, every day and every hour.’ Karen Fastrup’s Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses is a novelistic ellipse into the Desert, into the light and dark of desire, of love, of sensuality and sexuality, of the human body against the physicality of the Libyan dunes, and, perhaps most importantly, of words and how they can perform together. Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses concerns the heart within the shiftiness of desert sands, and how what is unknowable about the desert mocks those who wish possession. In Fastrup’s artful novel, a sandstorm, a transgression, a betrayal, and a murder accrete not disaster, but further yearning.” —Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, author of The Nettle Spinner
“At its deepest level Karen Fastrup’s timeless novel is about excavating love that is buries in the sands of time and bringing it back to the surface again.” —Klaus Rothstein, Weekendavisen
Karen Fastrup was born in 1967 and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. She made her authorial debut in 2000 with the novel Brønden (The Well).
April 2008 | Fiction
6×9 inches | 188 pages