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An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell

A love song between an angel and an accountant: think Patti Smith and Philip Larkin duet, with Laurel and Hardy as backing band.

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SKU: 9781908276469

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She is a shimmering, tattooed and acerbic angel, flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of hell. He, an accountant worn down by the day-to-day struggles of the nine to five, is dreaming of a white Christmas, a little garden and someone to love. She attempts, with scornful wit, to shock him out of his commuter’s habits and into an experience of ecstasy. Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Deborah Levy whips up a storm of romance and slapstick, of heavenly and earthly delights, in this dystopian philosophical poem about individual freedom and the search for the good life.

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Weight 195 g
Dimensions 17.3 × 13.5 × 0.9 cm
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Hardback

Pages

71

Language

English

Edition

Revised Edition

Dewey

811.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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