G. Winston James' stories examine the individual, familial, and societal complexities of desire. Candidly rendered, they unabashedly consider the formation of personal and sexual identity in a world in which the carnal is highly policed, variously dangerous and all too often denied. Shaming the Devil is an erotic, brutal, emotional and thoroughly thought-provoking debut collection that is likely to arouse, inspire and disturb readers, even as they continue, inexorably, to turn its astonishing pages.
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G. Winston James is a Jamaican-born poet, short fiction writer, essayist and editor. He is the founder and editor of Top Pen Press, which publishes work that illuminates, confronts and perplexes perceptions of queer people of color. A former fellow of the Millay...