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Wolf at the Door

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A sculptor dying of a mysterious illness leaves the city behind in order to live out his final days in solitude in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe. His sole contact is with a deaf-mute gravedigger named Vojtech, a golem-like figure who delivers the necessary provisions — when he remembers to show up. A nameless wanderer traverses the barren streets of an unknown city ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Twisted Spoon Press
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Apr 04, 2010 karen rated it it was ok
i have very little patience for this kind of writing. this book is, in fact, "two parallel stories that never directly intersect, but rather hover interdependently in a polluted atmospheric stasis". hover further away please...
Jul 18, 2014 Luke rated it really liked it
This is another strange book from Travis Jeppesen. A book that many people will hate, and understandably so. It consists of two separate and unrelated stories that never intersect; one of a dying man living out his final days in a village in Eastern Europe, the other of a sadistic killer with a dark past. The prose is raw and fractured, speaking in fragments. It oscillates between straight forward linear narrative and dream-like stream of consciousness bordering on poetry. At times disturbing, a ...more
Jul 23, 2011 Malcolm rated it it was ok
What can I say these parallel but seemingly unrelated tales by two seriously disturbed people: one dying man's stream of consciousness, one not so stream-like? I had hoped for sort of redemptive ending, but finished up with misanthropy. Its shortness was a saving grace, other than for those who might appreciate writing that is the bastard child of Bukowski, Hubert Selby and James Joyce. I'll not be rushing out to find anything else he has written.
Nov 30, 2015 Daniel rated it really liked it
This book surprised me. I'd initially written it off (at the time I was disgusted with pretty much everything and anything and tossed it aside with no intention or revisiting it). However a few days ago I decided to give it a shot. I'm pleased I did; Jeppesen's moody farcical prose provided the detachment I needed. It took me out of my reality for those few hours and I'm thankful for that.
Nov 12, 2013 Audrey rated it liked it
This book was very intriguing because of its writing style, but further into the book it had some vulgar scenes that were quite unpleasant to read, but I suppose that is what the author was going for. I sold the book before I finished it, partly because I was scared what awful things I would read next. The risk wasn't worth finishing it.
Jul 11, 2007 James rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
this sort of isolated prose has always been an absolute riot for me to read; I liked it for the most part. The brutalist stuff was a little much for me, but I understand its purpose within.
Sep 05, 2011 Eddie rated it really liked it
Unlike anything I've read before. Compelling and quite disturbing.
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Travis Jeppesen is the author of Victims, Wolf at the Door, and Poems I Wrote While Watching TV. A collection of his art criticism, Disorientations, will be published in 2008. With Mario Dzurila, he runs the publishing house BLATT.
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