(From the publisher):
The Color of the Snow, German writer Rüdiger Kremer's first novel, is a most unusual and haunting work of art. Carefully constructed and elegantly written, The Color of the Snow consists of twenty-one texts which spiral around the character of Jakob, who first appears as a seemingly retarded boy born during World War II. The texts include stories, a script for a film, a radio play, a short essay -- a tour de force of narrative possibilities. The twenty-one parts are interrelated and form a narrative, but their relationship to the "story" and to each other is intentionally complex: the circle Jakob, the reflect him in his shifting shapes (it begins to appear he may well be the author of the texts we are reading), but what is at the center remains a mystery.
Original title: Das Moij und andere Geschichten um Jakob
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Post-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental