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“One must still have chaos in oneself, to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche

When Swiss art dealer Hector P. meets American Midwestern Elizabeth Bennet in Hong Kong, he senses there is a unique emotional bond between them. The beginning of their relationship is intense and Romanesque. Yet, unbeknown to each other, behind the infatuation and anticipations, they are both holding secrets. The weight of these secrets and the high expectations in each other are the grounds for a formidable adventure to the depth of the human soul.

A Taste for Intensity is a universal novel that uncompromisingly confronts us with fear, courage, love and our capacity to find resilient resources when challenged by traumatic experiences.

This provocative book brings a unique perspective to a man’s emotional construction and, thus, to our own responses to the decisive events paving our lives.

A Taste for Intensity is a sincere and inspirational novel that gives original insights and perspectives to life and the very essence of humanity.

“Writing the tragedy that I underwent, I transform my sufferings into a beautiful thing. In making you smile, I take control over my own suffering and I transform my destiny into a story. Here we are. It happened to me. I have been wounded. But I do not want to continue my life with it; to be subject to my past. Only one event can provoke death, a little is needed. But when we come back to life, when we are born a second time and that the hidden area of memories emerges, the fatal event becomes holy as it personifies the instance of the metamorphosis, the magic wand, that shows us that there was a before and there will be an after.”

dominic-perregauxBorn in 1972 in Marseilles, to Swiss parents, Dominique Perregaux grew up in Geneva. He studied finance and economics in Geneva and Sydney and worked as a proprietary trader and institutional stock broker in Geneva and Jakarta. He then moved to Hong Kong to become a contemporary art gallerist and modern art dealer with spaces in Hong Kong and Tokyo. A Taste for Intensity is his first novel.