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By Miranda Miller

ISBN-10: 0720612756

ISBN-13: 9780720612752

Jenny is a third-rate music-hall chanteuse residing in Edwardian London. while she comments to her mentor and lover Leo that she by no means desires to get older, she is unwittingly creating a pact with the satan. Her agreement to like him will live on the Metaphysical financial institution in excessive highway Kensington. For ever. Leo has lived via hundreds of thousands of years in different incarnations. As he gleefully exploits what 20th century London has to supply - as a magician ('the nice Pantoffsky'), fighter pilot, coke broker, urban banker - Jenny reveals that the enjoyment of everlasting early life is short-lived. Her unchanging visual appeal provokes questions and Jenny has to maneuver overseas or continually reinvent herself. For sixty years she has to move herself off as her personal offspring. while she bears a true daughter which may or is probably not Leo's, his damaging nature involves the fore. She flees from him and destroys the agreement that she hasn't ever learn. while Leo is aware that Jenny is the single girl that he has actually enjoyed and that maybe it's time the satan made a stab at family members lifestyles, regardless of the outcomes . . . A compelling trip via twentieth-century Europe and past, Miranda Miller's creative tackle the Faust tale is via turns funny, erotic and terrifying.

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