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