Olchváry, Paul (Übers.)

The Sinistra Zone

Verlag: New Directions / Erscheinungsjahr: 2013 / 208 S. / Kartonierter Einband (Kt) / H20.3 cm x B12.8 cm x D1.5 cm 193 g


Entering a weird, remote hamlet, Andrei calls himself "a simple wayfarer," but he is in fact highly compromised: he has no identity papers. Taken under the wing of the military zone's commander, Andrei is first assigned to guard the blueberries that supply a nearby bear reserve. He is surrounded by human wrecks, supernatural umbrellas, birds carrying plagues, albino twins. The bears - and an affair with a married woman - occupy Andrei until his protector is replaced by a new female commander, "a slender creature, quiet,diaphanous, like a dragonfly," and yet an iron-fisted harridan. As things grow ever more alarming, Andrei becomes a "corpse watchman," standing guard over the dead to check for any signs of life, and then ... 

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The author of ten volumes of fiction since 1969, Ádám Bodor is an award-winning, Transylvanian-born Hungarian writer.