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Marek van der Jagt

The Story of My Baldness (2004)

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The Story of My Baldness

ISBN 1-5901-122-0/1-59051-195-6(paperback)
Publisher Other Press, New York
Original title De geschiedenis van mijn kaalheid (2000)
Year 2004
Country USA, Canada
Language English
Translator Dr. Todd Armstrong


The Story of My Baldness

A Viennese philosophy student Marek van der Jagt tells the story of his quest for l’amour fou. Van der Jagt leads us past a grotesque of characters: his stepmother Eleonore, author of the best-selling How Old Women Can Get Rich; Otto, the Dry Cleaning King of Vienna and the man who holds the key to Marek’s past; the nubile and willing Luxemburgers, Andrea and Milena, who uncover Marek’s darkest secret; Professor Hirschfeld, the collector of criminal dreams; Dr. Ahorn, the plastic surgeon without solutions; and, last but not least, Marek’s own promiscuous mother, who ‘lived to elicit desire the way other people live for their children or to become millionaires…’

Read a chapter in English here.

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Promocard for a reading in New York on June 4th 2004.

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