Beauty’s Release starts out with a change in location yet again. This time, however, it’s to an entirely different area of the world, and this part of the world is inherited by … Arabs!
Oh boy, the things I could say about this. Eroticization of the Other, for starters? Depiction of the “harems” of the Middle East in highly sexualized ways? Oh, and a rather disturbing section of the book where it basically implies that all women in the Middle East have been mutilated so that they can only act as sex toys, never as willing participants capable of pleasure?