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SEX, DRUGS, AND SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT (but mostly the first two)

Karuna Das


On the cusp of turning eighteen, it’s time for Drew Lovell to become a man.

But deep within, Drew has questions—ones he doesn’t know how to phrase—about what that means and how to go about it.

During three intense stretches between 1985 and 1993, taking him into his mid-twenties, Drew undergoes a series of profound experiences—often wild, sometimes painful, and always revealing—that force him to rethink his current assumptions. Only after nearly dying from trying to conform to conventional models of masculinity does he begin to become the man he wants to be and not the one he thought the world required him to be. Still, he’s unable to live with full integrity until interaction with a pair of awakened humans inspires new awareness that helps him at long last embrace the truth of who he is.



Karuna Das is the pen and spirit name of Kyle Bostian. Born in Wisconsin, he grew up in Massachusetts and now resides in Pennsylvania, but he lives wherever he happens to be at that moment and feels at home everywhere in the universe. He holds a BA in English and an MFA in Playwriting. In addition to his dramatic writing, he’s published the sci-fi novel Kat’s Cradle as well as short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. He and life partner Ti share their house with five wonderfully wacky cats.


“This was an intriguing look into the life (or, sometimes the mind) of a man who seems to have done a lot in his lifetime.” — My Tangled Skein Book Reviews

“5 stars!” — Gracie, Goodreads

“This is a book for adults of all sizes, shapes and creeds.” — Sal, Bound 4 Escape

“a rollicking read that you won’t soon forget!” — Nora, Storeybook Reviews

“Highly recommended” – GudReader, Goodreads

“I definitely enjoyed this and would read more from this author!” — Bookgirl86, Goodreads

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