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The covering is not chocolate

The covering is not chocolate


Novel

Michalis Fakinos

Kastaniotis, 2002
223 p.
ISBN 960-03-3315-7, ISBN-13 978-960-03-3315-2, [In Print]
Price € 13,78

On his deathbed, a grandfather orders his children and his children’s children to go to the cinema to see the old film “Citizen Kane”, starring Orson Wells. His family are surprised by his dying words, because grandfather had never once been to the cinema. They could only wonder if the whole thing was a joke or a prophesy. The strange message spreads around the town like wildfire, and without wanting to, gymnasts and hairdressers, cops and robbers, the blind and the suicidal, priests and grave-robbers, angels and nurses, hunters, fugitives from justice, a child prodigy, and a Porsche find themselves “hooked”!
The novel calls to mind scenes from a movie, with the figure of Orson Welles strutting through the text, connecting one hero with the other, and playing – unknown to him, of course – a strange and decisive role, as if he was pulling the strings of events that took place some 60 years after Citizen Kane. Minor, mundane miracles from people without a history or who have lost their memory; people who, reflected in the broken mirror, look like other people altogether.

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