Izbrisana (Erased) is the story of a single mother named Zala who, in the maternity ward, discovers that she is not in the computer systems and therefore neither her nor her newborn baby officially exist. It’s a novel of events forced upon Slovene born in the wrong part of the decaying country who, in the early 1990s, had their ID cards destroyed in administrative offices across Slovenia. What happens when you fall through the cracks in the system? You can be deported, your neighbours can seize your apartment, you are left without a job, a doctor, even your own child … Zala’s frantic search for a solutions turns into a tense thriller that reveals the anomalies of Slovene society.
Rights sold: Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Egypt
Year of publication: 2019
No. of pages: 270