The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

Angela Carter


The transformation of Desiderio's urban right into a mysterious nation is instant: Hallucination flows with magical velocity in each mind; avenues and plazas are by surprise as fertile as fairy-book forests. And the evil comes, too, as imaginary massacres fill the streets with blood, the lifeless go back to question the dwelling, and profound anxiousness drives 1000's to suicide.

Behind all of it stands surgeon Hoffman, whose vast turbines crack the immutable surfaces of time and house and plunge civilization right into a international with out the chains – or constructions – of cause. merely Desiderio, proof against mirages and fable, can defeat him. yet Desiderio's conflict will take him to the very verge of collapse of indisputable, impossible to resist desire.

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