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Love Doesn't Work, by Henning Koch

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Love Doesn't Work, by Henning Koch


Love Doesn't Work, by Henning Koch


Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Paperback: 200 pages
ISBN: 978-0-982520-45-1
Trim: 8.4 x 5.4


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Enduring her jet-set life in Sardinia, a woman has learnt to sublimate her erotic longings caused by her husband's impotence, until a visitor offers a more immediate solution.

A claustrophobic banker fears the destruction of his relationship when he discovers a yawning hole beneath the streets of Stockholm.

The arrival of a gorgeous Russian piano prodigy inspires a screenwriter to look beyond his treadmill London existence.

And while fixing a leaking toilet in the wilds of Sweden, Ingmar Bergman explains the predicament of lovers in a hostile world.

Love Doesn't Work offers classic storytelling with profound, startling insights into human desire and its shortfalls.  Inspired by the ancient Cathars, these seven tales present a vision of life as an inevitable struggle against ignorance, darkness and sexual confusion.  Devilish and playful in tone, they leave the reader with a sense of outraged satisfaction and delight.