Kino is a fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time. It is the story of a woman who becomes obsessed with her grandfather, a visionary film director, [and] the powerful bindings of family, the sweet, dark loam of loss, and the high-voltage current of pulp fascism. 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 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


“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.