Darcey Steinke

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“She was cold in her undress, and under the harsh light from the ceiling her skin looked powdery and loose like a latex hospital glove. They hadn't had sex since the baby was born and she wanted to touch him. More than anything, she wanted something inside her. While it's snowing day and night in Brooklyn, Mary, to escape hallucinations accentuated by sexual frustration, prays in the closets and engages in divine masturbation exercises. To the point that she abandons her baby, who will fall ill… “The most intense fusion of eroticism and mysticism since Bernini met Saint Teresa of Avila. Madison Smart Bell "Amazing and captivating..." The New York Times "A novel whose prose brings to light the divine character of tangible things..." The New Yorker
The author

Born in 1964 in the state of Virginia, Darcey Steinke grew up in New York. She stuttered so much that she fell in love with books, writing her first story at the age of seven, which was about vampires. She is now respected in the USA as an author who has managed to find the link between a certain punk spirit and mysticism. Darcey now lives in Brooklyn with her baby girl. Her second novel, Suicide Blonde, has been translated into seven languages. She has published an essay on the New Testament with writer Rick Moody. Three of his novels were selected as Books of the Year by the New York Times. His latest novel, Milk, through which Max Milo editions have chosen to make this author known in France, combines extreme eroticism with acute religiosity. The book was warmly received by the American press, including the New Yorker, Time Out, the Village Voice, and the New York Times Book Review.

160 pages | ISBN: 9782914388719