Troubador Fancy Shop

Released: 10/08/2021

eISBN: 9781800466494

Format: eBook

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This slim book is for the reader who asks questions and seeks answers. Does a life follow a predictable path or is it part of existential chaos? What makes an individual go against fate? Is it really worth making the effort? The characters you will find here face these questions.

The short stories presented here take place at different times (past, present, future) with different fantasy levels – from stories that are nearly real to phantasmagorias and new Gothic. The characters are also different: knights, anonymous people, dreamers, outsiders, crazy ones, technocrats, cockroaches, holders of secret knowledge.

What unites them is the urge (gradual or sudden) to leave the orderly system of their lives, attracted by the alluring hope that they can find or create another world of dreams come true, inexpressible truths and oases of redemption of past guilt. 

On the way to their new identities, they move freely between reality and fantasy. They are in constant conflict with themselves, and the front line is the line dividing the two hemispheres of their brains. The stories are very short but each has a complex plot, provocative suggestions and a surprising end. Without in any way denying the traditional concepts of good-evil, simple-profound, they lead the reader into worlds in which paradox is a synonym of universal meaning.

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Valeri Stanoevich

Recently retired electronics engineer and forensic expert. Born in Ruse, a Bulgarian city on the river Danube. Except for my university years, I have spent all my life in my native city. Beloved activities: wandering through the mountains, contemplation, solving technical problems, looking for an unusual point of view to the reality. I don’t like exposure and prefer silence and solitude. I think that one should remain in the shadow of his deeds.

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