Celestis by Paul Park

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A human diplomat from Earth falls in love with an alien who has undergone plastic surgery to make her appear human, in a novel by the author of the acclaimed trilogy, The Starbridge Chronicles.

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Paul Park lives in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Published June 1, 1995 by Tor Books. 287 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But without her drugs, Katharine begins to revert to her true nature, and she develops insights into the complex relationship between Aboriginals and demons--a relationship willfully misunderstood by Simon and his fellow humans because of its disturbingly close resemblance to human homosexual con...

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Park produces some beautiful writing here, as well as compelling insight into the nature of ``the world outside our small blinkered range,'' but his repeated emphasis on how sexual bonding promotes a false sense of communication detracts from an otherwise impressive treatise on the nature of mind...

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