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Three Days in Paradise
5.8"x8.3", 34p, printed on 120gsm bond paper, cover 170gsm bond paper, edition of 250, b+w ink
What do lovers teach us about ourselves? How does moving to a new city and a new language challenge our self-perception? Brief encounters can bring us face-to-face with fundamental questions about our identify, who we thought we were. Three Days at Paradise is about that, and about meetings with men in Sauna Paraiso in Madrid. Getting to know the city, its men, its food, and what it's like to be a consistent immigrant. Identities, sources of inspiration and comfort - always changing. And the joy of sex in a new place, a new bathhouse, far from a language you relied on, the language so integral to sex.
"I have lived most of my life acting as if the body is destiny, as if what we look like shapes who we look for... Judging by his body and his interest in me, I just assumed he'd be a bottom. His leanness, the way he put his head on my shoulder after we kissed, his hairlessness, except, as I would later discover, for some soft hairs in the shallow crack of his arse." [extract from Three Days at Paradise.]