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Kruh, prah

The wars in the Balkans are over but what remains are the stories that nobody has yet written, faces that we no longer remember, dust to which people whose names have been forgotten have returned.

Copyright: Založba Goga
Dimensions: 13 x 20
Year of publication: 2018
No. of pages: 230
Type: hardcover, paperback

About the Book

The wars in the Balkans are over but what remains are the stories that nobody has yet written, faces that we no longer remember, dust to which people whose names have been forgotten have returned. This is what the main character in the novel Bread, Dust wants to redress; filled of a sense of guilt that his family had not given enough help to relatives from the war-torn areas, he tries to return the faces to the stories, even if it involves an unusual journey through Serbia and Bosnia at a time of record flooding. During this trip distant voices, some even from beyond the grave, find their way into the thoughts of the narrator, friends and family who with their stories weave a tapestry of a melancholic post-war landscape. Like any good novel, Bread, Dust, speaks of love and death. Just as it seems that the cold dust of oblivion is about to settle over all the protagonists, it turns out that there might still be atonement through memory and warmth which, like a piece of bread, you can offer to those close to you.

Marko Sosič

Marko Sosič (1958) is a director and writer. He was born in Trieste. As a theatre director he has worked in Ljubljana, Trieste, Nova Gorica and Rome; as a writer he writes novels, short stories and radio and theatre plays. His writing has a characteristic poeticity, warm empathy and painful expanse for marginal states of the human spirit. He secured his place in the literary Parnassus with his first novel Ballerina, ballerina (1997), followed by three further novels and two collections of short stories, which brought him nominations for important literary awards (three of his novels were on the shortlist for the Kresnik Award, the best Slovene novel of the previous year) and his work has also been translated into various languages.