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This elegant, hilarious novel, a biological thriller set in the steamy underworld of Weimar Berlin, deals with the lures and dangers of sex, and the passion between two young people. Clever, droll and stylish, the novel is couched in the form of a riddle.

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Review:

"Swedish author Fioretos's first novel to be translated into English is an eerie, erotic tale set in 1928 Berlin about a part-time movie projectionist turned accused killer. Sascha Knisch's humdrum life turns scandalous after Dora Wilms, the madam who indulges him in his peculiar sexual tastes, is found dead. Sascha becomes suspect number one, and to try to prove his innocence, he digs into Dora's mysterious past, uncovering a psychosexual plot involving one of Dora's former confidantes and the sinister Foundation for Sexual Research. But the more Sascha learns about the plot and Dora's possible involvement, the less makes sense to Sascha. Simultaneously, Sascha reflects on what is obliquely referred to as the 'sexual question' and tries to discover his 'true self.' An odd supporting cast of characters — most notably 'One-legged Else' — provide comic relief in this dense and atmospheric novel. It has all the markings of a cult favorite." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585679577
Author:
Fioretos, Aris
Publisher:
Rookery Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Sexology
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Berlin (germany)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.30x5.54x1.14 in. 1.09 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Rookery Press - English 9781585679577 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Swedish author Fioretos's first novel to be translated into English is an eerie, erotic tale set in 1928 Berlin about a part-time movie projectionist turned accused killer. Sascha Knisch's humdrum life turns scandalous after Dora Wilms, the madam who indulges him in his peculiar sexual tastes, is found dead. Sascha becomes suspect number one, and to try to prove his innocence, he digs into Dora's mysterious past, uncovering a psychosexual plot involving one of Dora's former confidantes and the sinister Foundation for Sexual Research. But the more Sascha learns about the plot and Dora's possible involvement, the less makes sense to Sascha. Simultaneously, Sascha reflects on what is obliquely referred to as the 'sexual question' and tries to discover his 'true self.' An odd supporting cast of characters — most notably 'One-legged Else' — provide comic relief in this dense and atmospheric novel. It has all the markings of a cult favorite." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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