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Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire (Paperback)

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A love letter/memoir/meditation on categories of desire all wrapped up in an essay package, ‘Go the Way Your Blood beats’ is an exploration into the psychology of desire from the perspective of a bixsexual man. The work challenges the neat categorical restraints we place on sexuality, and instead insists that an individual’s sexuality can not be ever fully known or categorized. Instead, he embraces this concept, and meditates on desire and it’s unknowability. 

An unusual book, you’ll never forget it.


— Steph


Winner of the 2019 Stonewall Book Award—Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Book Award 

Using bisexuality as a frame, Go the Way Your Blood Beats questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay, in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire. 

A challenge to the idea that sexuality can either ever be fully known or neatly categorised, it is a meditation on desire’s unknowability. Interwoven with anonymous addresses to past loves - the sex of whom remain obscure - the book demonstrates the universalism of desire, while at the same time the particularity of each individual act of desiring. 

Part essay, part memoir, part love letter, Go the Way Your Blood Beats asks us to see desire and sexuality as analogous with art - a mysterious, creative force, and one that remakes us in the act itself.

About the Author

Michael Amherst is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. His work has been published internationally, including in the GuardianNew Statesman, the SpectatorThe White Review and Contrappasso magazine. He was shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Prize and longlisted for the 2014 BBC Opening Lines and 2015 Bath Short Story Prize. His work has also featured at Stroud Short Stories, the inaugural London LitCrawl and the Accidental Festival at London's Roundhouse.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781910924716
ISBN-10: 1910924717
Publisher: Repeater
Publication Date: February 13th, 2018
Pages: 138
Language: English
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