In his multi-layered novel »Flieh. Und nimm die Dame mit« (2009; tr: Run, and Take the Girl with You), Marcal Aquino - one of Brazil’s best known young authors - presents the moving love story of the photographer Cauby, who falls in love whilst doing research for a project on prostitution in a northern gold mining town. The subversive power of love is portrayed in a poetic, ironic and suspenseful way.