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Eros (and some guilt) in Brussels

Illegal Liaisons - Grażyna Plebanek, Danusia Stok

This book relates the story of an erotic obsession, but it's much more than that. It's also a picture of life in Brussels--which comes off as a cross between Washington, DC and New York City--among a group of Eurocrats and those connected to them, a picture of a marriage between two people who are, in a sense, struggling to find their way in a brave new world, and a picture of modern-day young, cosmopolitan Poles who are unburdened, (yet not completely unburdened) by the Communist past. I really enjoyed it, and I hope to see more of Plebanek's novels translated into English.