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About the Author
DAVID VELLA is a lecturer on modern and contemporary
literature at the University of Malta and on philosophy at St
Edward’s College. His research interests range from mysticism and ethics to contemporary dystopian fiction, existential phenomenology, the sociology of late modernity, and identity studies. He has written essays on Michel Houellebecq, mainstream consumerist
identities, and conscience. He is the author of Refiguring Identity in Corporate Times: Or Rediscovering Oneself in a Consumer Culture. He lives in Malta.
When Her Times Comes
In the town of Saint Laurent, up-and-coming painter Gabriel Core attends pretentious art shows, seduces women in bathroom stalls, and fixates on a television show about Vincent Face, a postmodern Don Juan whose blasé sexual conquests provide a mysterious strength to Gabriel’s shaky sense of self. When Gabriel crosses paths with bored party girl Angelique Duval, their lives deteriorate with train-wreck rapidity into a squalid haze of drug use, messy barfights, and profound spiritual despair. With its sensitive, can’t-look-away portrait of a woman in total meltdown, When Her Time Comes is a taut psychological horror story about trauma, compulsion, and the pain of self-knowledge.
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