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Arc d'X (1993)

By Steve Erickson

At the intersection of desire and conscience stands a fourteen-year-old slavegirl surrounded by the men who have touched her: her lover and the inventor of America; a historian perched at the mouth of a volcano on the outskirts of a strange theocratic city; and a washed-up, middle-aged novelist waiting for the end of time in Berlin, where a guerrilla army rebuilds the Wall in the dead of night.