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The carnal, dreamlike and lingual adventure of a man from childhood to maturity. Michel Fais listens to the sexual mourning of his main character and narrator. Wearing cupid’s mask on both sides he invents and transforms the sex machine of his loner in short stories, deliriums, diary entries, notes, theatre cues, songs and poems. Minimalism and fragmented prose of erotic memory, lust and absence. A book of dark eroticism under the northeastern light of the writer’s origins and library as well as his physical obsessions. The black and white photographs in the text cut it up in informal chapters expressing the temperature and the humidity of writing, that is the method of excavating and collecting the erotic offerings.
Michel Fais was born in Komotini, Thrace in 1957. He studied Economics at the University of Athens. His novel «The Autobiography of a Book» (1994) was translated into French (Hatier, 1996) and Romanian (Omonia, 2007). His collection of short stories «From the Same Glass and Other Stories» (1999, Patakis Publishers 2011) received the State Short Story Award in 2000. His story «Aegypius Monachus» (2001, Patakis Publishers 2013) completed an informal trilogy. His short stories have been translated, for magazines and anthologies, into English, German, Czech and Bulgarian. In 1996 he published «The Retrospective Gaze» (Patakis), where 44 writers and artists commented on photographs of tombs. He collaborated with Theo Angelopoulos on the screenplay of his latest film trilogy. His work on the painter Giulio Caimi is contained in «Greek Landscapes» (1993), «Giulio Caimi, a Man Suppressed. Recollections and Criticism. Selected Articles (1928-1976). Paintings» (1994), «Santaga or the Six Rules of Painting», «Rodakis’ House on Aegina», «The Ill-fated Marriage» (1997). He is also the central character of his novel «The Honey and Ashes of God» (Patakis, 2002). His previous novel, Purple Laughter, was published by Patakis in October 2010.