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An Amorous Discourse In the Suburbs of Hell

(1990)
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What happens when an accountant declares his love for an angel who has 'come to run her skin againt the regularity of his habits'? She has flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of Hell. He wrestles with the desire for romantic love while she attempts, with scornful wit, to shock him out of his commuter's habits and into an experience of ecstasy. Their amorous discourse explores the impossible love struggling to emerge between the small passion sof a suburban man and a shimmering, tattooed and acerbic angel who rejoices in the drama of uncertainty. Illustrated by the Polish artist Andrzej Borkowski, An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell is a painful, melancholic and darkly funny exploration of incompatible ideas of love and happiness revealed through the counterpoint dialogue of angel and man.

Genre: General Fiction

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Title: Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell
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