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Flesh-Coloured Dominoes
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Flesh-Coloured Dominoes (Paperback)

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When Baroness Valtraute von Bruegen's officer husband's body is severed in two she is delighted to find that the lower half has been sewn onto the upper body of the humble local Captain Ulste. She conceives a child only to see the return of her husband in one piece. What happens next is both indescribably funny and darkly painful. A beautifully written Surrealist novel cum political allegory, Flesh-Coloured Dominoes transports the reader between 18th-century Baltic gentry and the narrator's life in the modern world. The connection between the two narratives gradually becomes clear in a mesmerising fantasy of love, lust, and loss as Skijuns creates a work of sublime art that is funny, moving, enlightening and philosophical in equal measure.

Fiction & PoetryFantasyFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Arcadia Books Publication Date: 12/09/2019 ISBN-13: 9781911350637  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Zigmunds Skujins is one of the most renowned Latvian writers of the late 20th century, receiving numerous Latvian and international literature awards including a lifetime grant from the Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation. Born in Riga, Latvia, in 1926, his work had been translated into 12 European languages with several of his books being made into films. Flesh-Coloured Dominoes is his first publication in English.

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