A shipful of charming tales – The Last Voyage of Sigismund Skrik by Karsten Flohr

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It’s 1879 and hairdresser extraordinaire Sigismund Skrik is to abandon the ship he has sailed on for many years, attending to the first class passengers to make their journey to the new world as stylish as possible. Now he is to move on to a steamboat – but his last voyage is full of story, adventure, intrigue, passion and plots as the various characters enter his salon and reveal their secrets…

I bought this on a whim from a deal on Amazon, and was pleased to find that I rather enjoyed it. It’s a short book made of the different character’s short stories woven together by Sigismund’s narrative, and the story of his own life which emerges between the chapters. The tales are bizarre, hilarious and full of love, drama, rivalry, romance, revenge and more.