The Book of Chocolate Saints
|The Book of Chocolate Saints
Francis Newton Xavier has lived a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems - which embody the flamboyant and decadent jeu d'esprit of his heroes like Baudelaire - have forged his reputation, which is to be celebrated at a new show in Delhi.
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This novel is a rich harvest; it moves with the strange and flawless certainty of a dream... It is superbly written, and its madness is also its strength. Edna O'Brien