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  • Illegal Liaisons
  • Written by Grazyna Plebanek
    Translated by Danusia Stok
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780985062361
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On Sale: August 27, 2013
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-9850623-7-8
Published by : New Europe Books Steerforth Press
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A passionate novel of unstoppable physical obsession amongst a group of Brussels eurocrats, Illegal Liaisons offers a fascinating insight into the first Polish generation that is truly 'free', but struggle to know where the boundaries of that freedom lie. Plebanek's characters have to negotiate between the old-fashioned devout Catholicism they grew up with, and the modern way of living they are desperate to embrace. Watch them as they try to claim their rightful place within the international crowd in the big world that turns out to be really rather small. Expect the upending of stereotypes, libidos run wild, graphic eroticisim, and, ultimately, the soul searching and hard realities.


"Fascinating. . . . [E]xposes what can happen when the tables are turned in an ego-driven marriage, and a husband plays a secondary role next to a successful wife. Admirable command of language, as well as perceptive understanding of human character, sets this author’s work apart from run-of-the-mill erotic fiction. Strong description, creating a complete sensory experience, brings to vivid life each intimate encounter. The aftereffects, which linger long after the sex is over, permeate the scenes that follow." Foreword Reviews

"Plebanek’s crisp and intelligent new novel is full of pitch-perfect descriptions, mostly but not exclusively about sex, and its contemplation. . . . A merciless comedy of modern manners, and the politics of desire." —  Publishers Weekly

"Grażyna Plebanek’s tantalising Illegal Liaisons breaks down barriers with its thrilling descriptions of sex and acute observations of life in Brussels where the author resides. A father, husband and a writer caught in a relationship with two women. Need I say more?" —  Litro Magazine

“A remarkable achievement. This riveting novel not only shows that intimate liaisons can feel every bit as ‘illegal’ as they do dangerous, but it also offers (sometimes literally) penetrating insights into the confluence of the personal and the political--here, at the heart of a twenty-first-century Europe where conceptions of gender roles and morality clash, comingle, and are redefined. A must for anyone with a mind for the erotic who also values their mind." — Catherine Millet, author of The Sexual Life of Catherine M

  • Illegal Liaisons by Grazyna Plebanek
  • August 13, 2013
  • Fiction - Literary
  • New Europe Books
  • $14.95
  • 9780985062361

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