The Truth About Sascha Knisch

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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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Of Greek and Austrian descent, Aris Fioretos was born and raised in Sweden. He was educated at Stockholm and Yale Universities. The recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships, he has published several books in his native country, and also rendered the works of Vladimir Nabokov into Swedish. The Truth about Sascha Knisch is his first novel in English. Aris Fioretos lives with his wife and daughter in Berlin, where he is currently the counsellor for culture at the Swedish Embassy.

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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. (Mar.)
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