Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Kino by Jürgen Fauth

Look at that beauty

The fine folks at Atticus Books sent over a copy of Jürgen Fauth's Kino.
Kino is the tragic story of a silent film director in Nazi Germany and his modern day granddaughter’s quest to redeem him. When the long lost, first-ever silent film from legendary director Kino arrives mysteriously on his granddaughter Mina’s doorstep, Mina’s mission to discover the man she barely knew begins.

As Kino’s journals plunge the reader into the depraved glamour and infectious panic of 1920s and 30s Germany, with a cast of characters including Joseph Goebbels, Fritz Lang and Leni Riefenstahl, Mina finds her mission may be more dangerous than she’d imagined.

A quick-moving page turner, Kino raises the questions concerning any artist working today: What is true art? How do art and politics shape one another? And at what cost to his identity, family and sanity should an artist pursue his vision?
We're excited to read this one.  Cool cover, interesting story, great author.

Kino will be published on April 15, 2012.

Atticus Books is the publisher of other notable books include The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer and The Great Lenore by JM Tohline.


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