The Angelic Darkness by Richard Zimler
A Novel

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A divorced man living in San Francisco is guided by his roommate deep within the Tenderloin neighborhood of prostitutes and transvestites, down a perilous sexual and spiritual path.

About Richard Zimler

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He is an American who has lived in Portugal for the past 7 years, where he is a professor of journalism at the University of Porto. His short fiction has been anthologized in The Book of Eros, Men on Men:6, and Too Kisses.
Published September 1, 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Peter has some odd friends, too: when Bill confesses to an interest in prostitution, Peter immediately takes him to meet Mara, a former streetwalker with the body of a 15-year-old who leads Bill through the lowest parts of the Tenderloin and introduces him to some of her friends in the trade.

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