With visions of making the world’s first parachute-coat the inventor Bernhard Zelchert leaves his Austrian village in 1908 for the bohemian enclave of Montmartre. Once in the Parisian capital of sin he discovers a world unlike anything he’s ever seen: cabarets, hashish, avant-garde artists – and the beautiful Adriana.
Obsessed with his passions and caught up in a love triangle he’ll stop at nothing, including murder, madness or worse, to see his dreams become reality.
Lyle Deixler has written three other novels and one collection of short stories, Conversations with Cops and Other Stories, which is also available on iBooks. You can see more of his work, including photography, poetry and articles, at www.soma1894.com.