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Join us Sat. Sept. 8 @ Flora Cafe for book discussion of DAMAGE by J. Hart, 1991

NEW! The "over the edge" series, in collaboration with the Bizarre Book meetup group.

Join us Saturday, September 8 at 7p at Flora coffee shop on Royal at Franklin (in the Marigny) for a discussion of the 1991 Josephine Hart novel "DAMAGE". Was made into a movie with Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche. See one amazon review at bottom of this page.


200 pages. Used copies on amazon for a penny before shipping. $10 on kindle. 4 copies in Orleans/Jefferson libraries.


For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked] .

Also invited: The Bizarre Book meetup group.

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5 out of 5 stars Captures the essence of erotic passion By J. Wiedemer Damage is a stunning work of fiction which captures the transformative, compelling power of passionate love. Few authors can portray that ellusive state of suspended animation which anticipates catastropic change. Stephen is completely unaware of the banality of existence that he finds himself in -- a state neither alive nor dead. When he meets Anna, his perception undergoes a gestalt-type shift and he at once realizes that things can no longer be as they were. Anna's own warning to Stephen - beware damaged people, for they are the ones who survive - sums up the theme of this novel, in which passion is cast in terms of power and actions inevitablely lead to irreversible and tragic consequences. Reading this novel is analogous to watching a car accident: morbid facination prevents you from looking away, ever aware of the compulsion that it could be you at the wheel at that pivitol moment when the illusion of control is shattered.

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