A literary mediation on sex and intimacy, Sam Heaps is a millennial Anaïs Nin, sharing intimate encounters, exploring their most intimate power struggles with a raw and artful voice.
Each partner, a new mask through which the narrator discovers themselves, creating a song through each personal essay, of desire and regret—a pop melody with blues undertones. Heaps lets readers become the ultimate voyeurs, displaying nakedly what we secretly feel in our most intimate moments. Proximity brings you skin to skin with your own unspoken desires.
"Fiercely intelligent and intense, Proximity asks readers to enter the dark heart of desire. It's the rare kind of complex, immersive work that reminds you that to fall in love is to find both heaven and hell."
— Lindsay Lerman, author of I’m From Nowhere & What Are You