The Roulette Heart

by David Dorian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/30/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781663215604
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781663212658

About the Book

Twenty-three-year-old psych graduate student Margharita Louverture is reading her textbook on a bench in Washington Square Park when she realizes she left her cigarettes at home. She spots a dignified old man walking a dog and asks for a smoke. Little does she know that meeting Andreas Bathory in the park ignites a flame that will burn them both. A liaison between Margharita and Andreas unfolds, and repressed psychological longings and denied spiritual agendas are revealed. A bond is created that goes beyond conventionality, as they see in the other a guide out of their inner labyrinths. It becomes obvious their souls are cursed. Restoration is only possible if they delve deeper and deeper into their murky hearts. The relationship becomes a journey into Hell, but at the end of the path they reach an exit, a longed for denouement. In this incendiary emotional cliffhanger, an impassionate, combustible woman meets an arsonist of the heart and shares a flaming encounter. After the blaze is extinguished, redemption rises from the ashes.

About the Author

Immersed in the radiant culture of Europe, David Dorian taught comparative literature in American colleges. As a psychoanalyst in New York City, he investigated and healed many marooned souls. He is also author of Alchemies of the Heart.