Carnal Sacraments: A Historical Novel of the Future Set in the Last Quarter of the 21st Century by Perry Brass
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Belhue Press; 2nd Edition edition (March 28, 2014)
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What happens when you re caught in the cross hairs of an all-seeing international government corporation? A perfect narrative for the age of Edward Snowden. "Layered with philosophical elements, fascinating descriptions, and a clear focus on character overall, Brass's . . . work is one of the most unusual novels I've read in years," Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco.
"I would definitely recommend this book to readers who get tired of reading erotic homosexual stories, and would like to try this sensual book," Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society.
Perry Brass has created a page-turning thriller that takes the reader on one helluva roller coaster ride, and oh, the places you ll go!" White Crane Journal. "Unusual and unpredictable," Mandate Magazine.
A white-knuckle suspense story set in the year 2075, the distant yet close-enough future, when constant corporate + government surveillance is Standard Operating Procedure. Endless war and endless security punch their way through individual lives. And your job level will determine exactly if and how you live and die.
In a glittering city in a very internationalized Germany, Jeffrey Cooper, Alabama-born design star, has made a pact with the Devil himself. No matter what age he is, the mega-Corporation running the world will keep him looking movie-star young and handsome. Cooper has left his past, his history and heart behind. But they will catch up with him when he meets a handsome young Dutchman who offers him his real soul back but with even a higher price than the Corporation is making him pay.
A perfect tale for the currrent age of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency, and a world business culture in which many gay men have taken key roles and given up so much of themselves in return. Carnal Sacraments is a book you won t put down until the very end.
This 2nd Edition edition features an arresting new cover with a painting by German Symbolist painter Sascha Schneider, a Foreword by the author, as well as a biographical note on Sascha Schneider, a long-lost gay artist from the more sexually-liberated German twilight between world wars.
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