This review essay considers a new electrifying strand of queer of color critique situated in the musky interstices of pleasure, abjection, and sex. These authors zero in on difference, encountered in the realm of sex, as an unexplored analytic mode to theorize power, sensation, and will. The books discussed, moreover, stay attuned to fecund forms of erotic world-making and other mere and provisional pleasures produced in the slippery zones where shame and intimacy intersect. Together, Extravagant Abjection, Sensational Flesh, and A View from the Bottom remind us of the generative force of abjection.

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