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Futurist Faustian pact: 2075. Jeffrey Cooper, Alabama-raised design superstar in Americanized Germany, is 78 but looks 40 years younger due to the perks of his stressful job. Meeting an impulsive, gifted man will destroy the life he has painfully built for himself, but allow him to reclaim his own soul.

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No one would know his real age. Or how he felt inside. Or what he had to do to stay the way he was. In the last quarter of the 21st cen-tury, Jeffrey Cooper, an Alabama-raised, executive design star living in Americanized Germany, has made a Faustian pact with the huge global economic system running the world. The system will keep him young and razor-sharp, as long as he can stay on top of do his job and keep profits high. But stress from work and the congested, hyper-competitive life around him is killing Jeffrey. Can he keep his stress level a secret from the system itself, his co-workers, and even his own seductive, very “daddyish” German therapist who has told him that when all else fails, there are “angels” who can save him, and often we don't know who they are? But one will appear in Jeffrey's life. At first, he seems to be the Devil himself, offering every kind of excitement, even offering Jeffrey back his own lost soul—but will this younger, mysterious and attractive man end up killing Jeffrey, or saving him? In Carnal Sacraments, Perry Brass has created a parable of our time and the future, of an emerging international business culture based on war, and of intense sexuality as a key to religious experience and personal salvation. Author of The Harvest, Warlock, and Angel Lust, Perry Brass continues his exploration of the joining of sexuality, consciousness, and spirituality in this very poignant and mature novel.

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Poet/novelist Perry Brass has published 14 books and been a finalist six times in three categories for Lambda Literary Awards. His work has been included in 25 anthologies, including The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse and The Columbia University Book of Gay Literature. His novel Warlock: A Novel of Possession, won an "Ippy" Award from Independent Publisher Magazine. His latest novel, The Substance of God: A Spiritual Thriller, Lammy finalist in Science Fiction/Fantasy, asked the intriguing question: is our often censored urge towards sex the same urge as our urge toward a higher presence, known as God. His newest novel is Carnal Sacraments, A Historical Novel of the Future, an explosive story set in 2075, when your lifespan will be determined by your job, privacy will be antiquated, and homosexuality will be permitted, but only in its most sanitized and corporatized forms. He has given numerous workshops and public appearances, including Outwrite Literary Conference in Boston, Lambda Literary Conferences in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Provincetown, and the Writer's Round Table Literary Conference in New York, He had taught workshops in gay and lesbian fiction in New York and San Francisco, and appeared recently at the Bard Conference on God and Sexuality in New York, where he presented a multi-media talk on "The Search for the Greenwood in Queer Writing and Thought."

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