The Angelic Darkness

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The Angelic Darkness
Richard Zimler | 1999

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San Francisco, 1986 – a city where Dionysian liberation is beginning to pall beneath the first shadows of a strange new darkness. Bill Ticino’s fruitless and numbing marriage finally breaks up. Plagued by insomnia and spiritually lost, he believes that finding a tenant for his Pacific Heights home will serve as a temporary solution. A handsome, charismatic Portuguese man named Peter moves in, along with his pet bird, a hoopoe. Bill soon finds himself drawn into a world of magical storytelling, charms and ritual ...

Praise for The Angelic Darkness

“A suspenseful, sexually charged tale of the occult, set in San Francisco and inspired by Zimler's master's thesis on street prostitution in the Tenderloin district.”
–Stanford Magazine orreio Brasiliense (Brazil)

Richard Zimler