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Francis Berger

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Francis Berger was born in New York City in 1971. He has published some short stories, most notably in The Toronto Star. His first novel, The City of Earthly Desire, was released in 2012. His forthcoming novel, Fallen Men, will be released in January 2019. He currently resides in a small village near Sopron, Hungary.

"The only moral imperative left to us is pleasure. The only thing we can aspire to is enjoyment."

Anthony Vergil, a character from my novel The City of Earthly Desire , speaks these words when he is confronted by the notion of meaning. An unabashed hedonist, Vergil, who is also simply referred to as Verge in the novel, is a paradoxical character. He fully accepts and understands that, at its... Read more of this blog post »
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The City of Earthly Desire

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"Having read a lot of historical fiction set in England I was really excited to read about a different country and culture – I wasn't disappointed. The book has a great story line moving through different generations of the same family with inter-w..." Read more of this review »
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I don't understand all of the bad reviews this novel has received, but then again, there are many things I don't understand. Regardless, I thought it was brilliant. Moving prose. Vivid atmospheres. Realistic psychological insights.
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“Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it.”
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Francis Berger Hello Goodreaders,

The Kindle version of The City of Earthly Desire is available for free at Amazon until March 16, 2014 for anyone interested.

http://www.amazon.com/City-Earthly-De...

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