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Living Next Door to the God of Love
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553587420, Paperback)Where do you run when a world is out to get you?
AIs, Forged beings, superheroes, angels, and worlds that change in the blink of an eye–here is a richly imagined tale of ordinary redemption in an extraordinary world from one of the most provocative writers working today.…
Francine is a young runaway looking to find a definition of love she can trust. In Sankhara, she finds a palace where rooms are made of bone, flowers, and the hearts of heroes. She finds a scientist mapping the territory of the human mind. She finds a boyfriend. And she finds Eros itself–incarnated in the androgynously irresistible form of Jalaeka.
But not everyone is in love with the god of love. Unity, for one, wants to assimilate Jalaeka along with every other soul in the universe. And contrary to what everyone always believes, love alone can’t save the day. It will take something both more and less powerful than the human heart to save the worlds upon worlds at risk when gods collide.
“For Robson, world-building is a literary device like any other, useful for exposing buried fears and desires to the light of day, no matter how strange the sun.” –New York Times Book Review
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"Metropolis is a city of superheroes where you can become anyone you like, fighting all day, partying till dawn ... Sankhara is a universe where everything is remade by night, according to the inhabitants' deepest, darkest dreams ... Koker Ai exists in another time and space, where Intana, less favoured courtesan in the court of a decaying empire, has just discovered a warrior who cannot die ... Jalaeka has been many things in his short lifetime: a war captive, a prostitute, a pilgrim, a pirate, a physics student, and even a princess in a glass coffin. Now he's looking for someone to make him into something better, for the entity which created him is coming to take him back. It has consumed a million worlds, a billion lifeforms. Its power is unrivalled, its evolution relentless.""Francine is a fifteen-year-old runaway, out to find a definition of love she can believe in. She finds a palace whose rooms are made of bone, flowers and the hearts of heroes. She finds a scientist looking for the lost light of the universe. She finds herself at the centre of an unstoppable conflict which began long before she was born. And she finds a new boyfriend."--BOOK JACKET.
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