With a new introduction by Ali Smith 'One of the most original, radical and
stylish fiction writers of the twentieth century' Independent Desiderio, an
employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman's
mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor's
daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman made of glass, seems only to
appear to him in his dreams. Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals,
centaurs and acrobats, Desiderio must battle against unreality and the
warping of time and space to be with her, as the Doctor reduces Desiderio's
city to a chaotic state of emergency - one ridden with madness, crime and
sexual excess. A satirical tale of magic and sex, The Infernal Desire
Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth, love and

Angela Carter—The Infernal Desire Machines Of Doctor Hoffman

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