The transformation of Desiderio's city into a mysterious kingdom is instantaneous: Hallucination flows with magical speed in every brain; avenues and plazas are suddenly as fertile as fairy-book forests. And the evil comes, too, as imaginary massacres fill the streets with blood, the dead return to question the living, and profound anxiety drives hundreds to suicide.
Behind it all stands Doctor Hoffman, whose gigantic generators crack the immutable surfaces of time and space and plunge civilization into a world without the chains – or structures – of reason. Only Desiderio, immune to mirages and fantasy, can defeat him. But Desiderio's battle will take him to the very brink of undeniable, irresistible desire.
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Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.Review:
"Angela Carter may well be the best British writer of her generation."
"Combines exquisite craft win an apparently boundless reach."
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1972. Book Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81790649
Book Description London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972. First Edition. 0246105453, 1972. From Angela Carter's own library, with bookplate to front pastedown. Hardcover in original dust jacket protected in clear removable sleeve. CONDITION: Book fine and unread. Dust jacket fine. Bookseller Inventory # 73