Heart of Darkness; Soul of Light
When it comes to others' misery, most of us live in comfortably sheltered darkness. Duke Miller has turned gorgeous moonlight onto ghastly suffering. His lyrical, sensuous prose paints a masterpiece that is both exquisite and terrible. There are so many clever turns of phrase, so many perfect metaphors for so much pain, suffering, and inhumanity that the reader is enchanted and seduced while being repulsed and sickened.
It's a love story where beauty and atrocity linger naked in bed together, and you will want to watch their every move, listen to their every sigh., and when you are done, you will want more.