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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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Electric Shadows

They call it “the Chinese Cinema Paradiso,” and in a way, that’s all you need to know. Electric Shadows tells of two kids growing up during the Cultural Revolution, watching outdoor movies and hanging around the projectionist’s booth. Their scenes are well-handled and sweet, and the little girl’s mother is a lot easier on the eyes than Philippe Noiret. Electric Shadows is moving if you’re in the mood,  a tad sentimental if you’re not–but you could do a whole lot worse than hang out with these kids for a couple hours.

Meng ying tong nian. Xiao Jiang, 2004. ***

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