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A couple in the middle of a marriage crisis goes on a trip to Africa. Do they have a chance of saving their marriage?
Of course they are in for a surprise…

Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
Year of publication: 2019
No. of pages: 220

About the Book

The father, once a successful journalist, is hopelessly unemployed, the mother is in danger of losing her otherwise menial job, and their ingenious thirty-year-old son, incapable and unwilling to take any step towards becoming independent. This, in many ways typical Slovene family, is being bombarded by the media with empty, trivial phrases that simply make them even more desperate; conversations with former friends are also desperately empty.
There is little hope of a solution, then the mother suddenly decides to go on a trip to Africa on her own. The father insists on going with her but it turns out his wife is not only looking for new paths but also for love and the cards are reshuffled… Perhaps it is really possible to find a new meaning in life in an impoverished African village? Maybe it is quite simple: care for fellow men, living in a community? Although the novel looks at sensitive and difficult topics, this is one of Mazzini’s brighter and funnier books, defying the notion that, writing about sad things, you very easily end up with a sad book.

Miha Mazzini (foto: Boštjan Pucelj)

Miha Mazzini

Miha Mazzini has published nine literary books and seven manuals, four of his scripts were turned into films, two of which he directed himself. He has received severa awards for his work: Slovene Novel of the Year award for Drobtinice, Zlata ptica awards for exceptional artistic achievements, CIRCOM award for the best European television film, …