Beauty, Love and Justice is Alcina Faraday’s compelling debut novel, an emotive tale of love, ambition, honesty and deceit.
But lovesick Tiago can’t get started until he’s convinced urbane art dealer Raphael Davide they’d make a fantastic power couple. Raphael’s a slave to beauty with his own designs on the undeserving rich – but his suave exterior belies a brittle heart. And Raphael’s reluctant ex, cracked rocket scientist Tomas Paul Gosele, may know enough about Tiago’s grubby past to blow everything sky high. Our hero needs friends he can trust.
Good job his new neighbour Amelia Postthridge seems a nice enough girl, but Amelia prefers trees to people – and she’ll chew up Tiago and spit out the pips to achieve her own plans.
This is a stunning debut novel from author Alcina Faraday, uniquely international in style and structure, with characters that will stay with you long after the final page. Gay power couples, scheming scientists, the ambitious and morally ambiguous art world, and a focus on topical issues such as the environment and big business, and the future economization & commercialization of science.
- Beauty, Love and Justice was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize
- Controversial storyline around contemporary scientific issues and morality
- Strong gay relationship at the heart of the novel
- Contemporary European settings
Alcina Faraday is a scientist, businesswoman and stepmother who writes literary fiction about the redeeming power of love and the disturbing possibilities of modern scientific reality. Alcina lives in London and Devon with her engineer husband and a small colony of palmate newts.
PUB DATE: 3 April 2015
Publisher: Urbane Publications
EXTENT: 288 Pages
DIMENSIONS: B format paperback
ILLUSTRATIONS: 12 artworks
CATEGORY: Contemporary fiction
BIC CODE: FA/FRD