This is a book, the genre of which is indescribable; the narrative woven throughout is fragmentary and necessarily so. Unmastered is a book of questions, of seeking, of yearning.
It is confession, revelation, recollection, exploration. “I want my desire to be exhausted,” Angel writes and slowly, surely, she reveals just how.
What is desire? What is power? What is sexual agency? What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean when men and women come together? How can a woman come to a relationship as her fullest self and still desire surrender? How can a woman surrender without having the whole of herself subsumed?
Though this gorgeous book offers more questions than answers, Katherine Angel has written a provocative book that will seduce you in both mind and body.