Vienna Dolorosa
by Mykola Dementiuk
edited by Sally Miller


Set on March 12, 1938, in a hotel/brothel in Vienna, Austria, Vienna Dolorosa unfolds through the points of view of its main characters, who are hotel employees and guests, brothel employees and customers, as well as invading German soldiers, police, and Nazi SS (plus a darling street kid). Violence and lust abound, with some warped humor and movie-direct detail. Not for the faint of heart, this novel includes rape, incest, intergenerational sex, transvestism, teen sex, prostitution, brutality, castration/mutilation, and murder as well as thought-provoking discussions on topics as diverse as Nazism, homosexuality, the history of Vienna/Austria, transgender issues, masculinity/femininity, Viennese sights, and a really unusual take on why we don't need women (or perhaps it is why God gave us women).

5.5" x 8.5" 256 pages trade paper
ISBN: 0-9758581-5-7
$25 postpaid

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