Permission by Saskia Vogel – quietly subversive debut

An actress falls for a dominatrix in this mature, feminist spin on BDSM literature

Permission is a story about grief, loneliness and sadomasochism. There is a dominatrix, a submissive, and same-sex female lovers. There are spanking paddles, safe words and open-toed stilettos along with foot fetishes and rooms in which clients are led on a leash.

Or at least, that could be its extended elevator pitch. It takes a while to realise that Saskia Vogel’s quietly subversive debut novel, set on the fringes of Hollywood, is a story of domination and submission because it challenges any preconceptions you might have about BDSM in literature.

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