Book ‘In Sensorium: Notes for My People’ by Tanaïs

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Fragrance has long been used to mark who is civilized and who is barbaric, who is pure and who is polluted, who is free and who is damned... Focusing their gaze on our most primordial sense, writer and perfumer Tanaïs weaves a brilliant and expansive memoir, a reckoning that offers a critical, alternate history of South Asia from an American Bangladeshi Muslim femme perspective. From stories of their childhood in the South, Midwest, and New York; to transcendent experiences with lovers, psychedelics, and fragrances; to trips home to their motherland, Tanaïs builds a universe of memories and scent: a sensorium. Alongside their personal history, and at the very heart of this work...
Publisher: Harper (February 22, 2022)  Pages: 352 pages  ISBN-10: 0358381703  ISBN-13: 978-0358381709  ASIN:‎ B08NWTN24B

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TANAÏS is the author of In Sensorium, and the critically acclaimed novel Bright Lines, which was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award, and the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize. They are the recipient of residencies at MacDowell, Tin House, and Djerassi. An independent perfumer, their fragrance, beauty and design studio TANAÏS is based in New York City.