BOOKS

The Divine Comedy

Craig Raine

RRP: £15.99

1 February 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848872837

RRP: £4.99

1 June 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897220

Craig Raine’s dazzlingly original second novel, The Divine Comedy is a gripping meditation on sex and death and God and the myriad ways in which the human body plays dirty tricks on us.

The Divine Comedy is a fugue and a black comedy. In delicious and bawdy detail, an unnamed narrator offers snapshots into the lives and loves of an astonishing cast of philanderers and fuckups while along the way, the evidence amasses for a comic, cosmic conspiracy.

Craig Raine’s second novel, The Divine Comedy, is a voyeuristic meditation on sex and insecurity, God and the nature of the human body – its capacity for pleasure and pain, its desires, disappointments, and its many mortifying betrayals.