1999
Lies: the Old Man in the Mountains*
Short stories by Astrid Brunner Licht
ISBN 189546613X
*in short supply
Price: $26

Lies: the Old Man in the Mountains80 pages of short stories and a 'Mary Magdalene Suite.' This is an earlier version in English of the later and expanded German book Mimosen: die grossen Leiden des Alten S. Both books are about taking on the kind of displacement that comes from being born in the wrong place at the wrong time to the wrong sort of people.

Lies is dedicated to the author's half-brother, who died before they met, their only intimacy a beautiful voice on the phone, and a photograph of a kind and handsome young man: "In memoriam brother Kurt Haag who died at age 37 in December 1999 in Freiburg im Breisgau, one more of Elsa our Mother the Victim's victims, condemned by indirections to find the grave directions out."

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