Fans of the absurd rejoice! Jon Steinhagen’s surrealist take on Franz Kafka is out now and available to order worldwide! The Hanging Artist sees Franz Kafka turn detective under the strangest circumstances…and we can’t get enough of it!
Beginning just minutes after he is supposed to die — and having been miraculously saved from the tuberculosis that killed him — Kafka awakes to find himself attended by the giant insect he once imagined in his own story The Metamorphosis.
Bizarre, wonderfully humorous, and with a mystery unlike anything you’ve read, this is the detective duo you never saw coming…and it is glorious!
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THE HANGING ARTIST
“Trust me,” the insect repeated. Franz did not.
What if Franz Kafka did not succumb to tuberculosis at the age of 40? What if he awoke the day after his supposed death to find himself attended by the giant insect he once imagined in his own story The Metamorphosis?
And what if he were recruited to investigate the bizarre circumstances surrounding a rash of mysterious hangings plaguing 1924 Vienna? Hangings that are possibly connected to an equally mysterious performer who commits suicide every night at the music hall (but cannot be connected to any crimes)?
The Hanging Artist leads the newly rehabilitated Franz Kafka on an absurdist round of discoveries, the solution of which is more fantastical than anything he imagined.