'Valley of Grace is an interwoven narrative of modern day Paris.
'Fanny and Gerard fall in love in a way that surprises even them as their lives fill with good sex and loving companionship. But they long for a child to complete their happiness. Two of Fanny's lesbian friends feel similarly driven by the need to have a child. But how to make that possible?
'Jean-Marie is an internationally regarded professor of philosophy whose adoring students are willing sexual partners fulfilling the tenets of his libertarianism. But perhaps philosophy can't bear the weight of human emotion.
'When Gerard buys a beautiful old house in the suburbs, the disturbing contents of the attic binds the stories into an intriguing and darkly disturbing knot. (Publisher's blurb)
Epigraph: All things, said Plato, are produced either by nature, or by chance, or by art; the greatest sand most beautiful by one or other of the first tow, the least and most imperfect by the last.
Book 1, Chapter 31, 'On Cannibals'