I try never to click on Slate, but sometimes one has to. I have to share with you one of their latest book reviews. I will add no commentary, but will leave that to you:
How Can Literature Resist Islamophobia? One Writer Answers: Gay Muslim Furry Romance.
Kyell Gold’s new novel may lie at the most unlikely intersection in literary history: a gay immigrant Muslim romance involving furries—that is, people who feel a close identification with anthropomorphic animal characters.
“I wrote this book in part as a response to the wave of Islamophobia in this country,” Gold explained in an author’s note, “never dreaming at the time that it would crest as it has now.”
The Time He Desires is the story of Aziz, a cheetah in a faltering heterosexual marriage who explores the boundaries of his sexuality with the help of a gay fox. Aziz is a Sudanese immigrant, and he engages in a struggle with his desires that will be familiar to queer readers. Gold’s been writing furry romance novels full-time for several years, .
And the progs are complaining about Simon and Schuster publishing Milo?