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Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh

(1997)
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Finally published in the United States, Robert Irwin's gripping fantasy tale of sensuality and ancient Arabian culture takes readers on a kaleidoscopic ride of deception, temptation, and greed.

The virginal hero of the tale, Prince Orkhan, escapes from The Cage of the Imperial Harem, in which the sons of the sultan are imprisoned, and finds himself hailed by the Harem's concubines as their new Sultan. He is immediately caught up in the excesses and perversions of the Harem. But evil flourishes in a bed of boredom and, after allowing the Viper to drink at the Tavern of the Perfume-Makers, Orkhan enters a maze of complicated relationships, all orchestrated by the devotees of the Prayer-Cushion movement. Temptation, seduction, story-telling, and magic are used to lure the Sultan towards a climax which is designed to be both ecstatic and fatal.

Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh is a masterful blend of historical fact, dark humor, and robust fantasy. The tale features sex with men, women, fairies, and alligators-there is something here to titillate every desire, and a wonderful story to boot.



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Hardback Editions

May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh
Author(s): Robert Irwin
ISBN: 1-58567-220-3 / 978-1-58567-220-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh
Author(s): Robert Irwin
ISBN: 1-58567-688-8 / 978-1-58567-688-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook TP
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August 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh
Author(s): Robert Irwin
ISBN: 1-873982-63-1 / 978-1-873982-63-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh (Original Fiction In Paperback Book 0)
Author(s): Robert Irwin, Magnus Irvin
Publisher: Dedalus
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July 2002 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Irwin
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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