Skinswaps

Cloth Text – $54.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1656-6

Trade Paper – $18.00

ISBN 978-0-8101-1657-3
Publication Date
December 1998
Page Count
109 pages
Trim Size
4 3/4 x 8
ISBN
0-8101-1657-X

Skinswaps

Andrej Blatnik

The first collection of stories by Slovenian writer Andrej Blatnik to appear in English, Skinswaps represents a new ethos in the literature of post-Communist Eastern Europe. Blatnik's vision of the isolation, self-deception, violence, and emotional deterioration of human experience is powerfully rendered, yet tempered by a light touch and humane sense of irony.


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Reviews
"Blatnik's craftsmanship and modern flair direct our attention repeatedly to what is small, strange and essential in the world around us." --Publishers Weekly

"Blatnik's craftsmanship and modern flair direct our attention repeatedly to what is small, strange and essential in the world around us." --Publishers Weekly

"Blatnik's people are nomads who hold the world at bay, but who, despite their efforts . . . cannot achieve total control." --L.A. Times Book Review

"Superlative short fiction from an exciting new writer." --Kirkus Reviews

". . . highly recommended for collections of European and new fiction." --Booklist

"The drama in a Blatnik story occurs within the protagonist's mind, stripped of history, stripped of future. This interior struggle is the literary equivalent of Escher's drawing of hands drawing each other." --Hungry Mind Review