St. Petersburg at the beginning of the 20th century. Johann and his assistants specialise in the fabrication of erotic photographs depicting the flogging of bare-bottomed women. Handsome and secretive, Johann and his creations gradually penetrate the peaceful households of two Russian families. First there are the upper-class Stasovs, who consist of Dr. Stasov, his blind… Continue reading OF FREAKS AND MEN


Sethe is a woman of elemental grace and unspoken mystery. A figure of fierce determination, Sethe is a runaway slave struggling to carve out her own simple existence with her children in rural Ohio, 1873. Preventing her from achieving that, however, is the painful legacy of her former life, and the desperate measures to which… Continue reading BELOVED