Peter Nathaniel Malae, “What We Are” (2010)

peter-nathaniel-malae-what-we-are-2010The protagonist of the novel, Paul, names a book of poetry after his girlfriend, Beatrice La Dulce Shaliqua Schneck “and after Dante’s muse, presumably because he, too, was a poet who made his fame in hell.” [. . .]    –Fiona Maazel, The New York Times, March 18, 2010