"The central character, Paul, is someone who is really looking for a transcendent experience and he’s really looking for a deep and meaningful kind of relationship that goes beyond the superficial.  So for him, his relationship with this young man has a very deep, spiritual element and he is trying to find very deep meaning in it, and this is contrasted by the reaction he is getting from society and how it might seem to other people."-Author Laura Lee on the novel Angel. 

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