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Description - Love Doesn't Work by Henning Koch

Stories hilarious and haunting, characters reckless and wary, wise and wanting - "Love Doesn't Work" works absolutely. These stories have a futuristic feel to them - almost a literary science fiction reminiscent of Ray Bradbury. Readers will enjoy their way through Henning Koch's ideas as expressed by his characters. 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. Henning Koch was born in Sweden in 1962 but has spent most of his life in England, Spain and Italy. He has worked as a screenwriter and literary translator. "Love Doesn't Work "is his first published story collection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780982520451
ISBN-10: 098252045X
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Dzanc Books
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Henning Koch

Henning Koch's writing started with screenplays. Since 2002 he has worked as a translator and dramaturge for Yellow Bird Films, makers of Henning Mankell's Wallander series for television/ cinema in Scandinavia, Germany and the UK. In 2005, Koch moved to Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, where he spent two years writing the short story collection Love Doesn't Work.

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