Translated by Alice Copple-Tosic
From one of Serbia's greatest contemporary writers, Hidden Camera opens with the narrator finding a mysterious, blank envelope stuck in his apartment door inviting him to a private showing of a movie. Or so he initially thinks. Upon arrival at the theatre, he discovers that there's only one other person in the audience, a very attractive woman whom he's seated next to. Then things get a bit more mysterious. The movie he's been invited to see includes a scene showing him sitting in a park. Believing that he's an unwitting participant in a complicated hidden camera show, he goes along with the variety of setups he's faced with, which continue to get more involved and absurd. As the show develops, he becomes more and more paranoid and distrustful, but he keeps up the ruse to its thrilling conclusion.
Nb of pages 214 p.
Publication Date 01 November 2005
Nb of pages 214
Dimensions 5.5 x 8 in.
List Price $13.95
I found the envelope wedged in my apartment door.
That was unusual. The mailman had never delivered a letter that way before. Why hadn’t he dropped it into the mailbox with others? I’d just collected the mail he’d left, as I always do when I come back from work. While the elevator took me up to the third floor, I gave the mail a quick look. Nothing special: a bill and three advertisements. I put my briefcase on the floor, stuck the letters from the mailbox under my arm, took the envelope and inspected it on both sides that settled one question but raised another. The mailman had nothing to do with this letter. He delivers mail without information about the sender, but not without information about the receiver. Among other reasons, because he wouldn’t know to whom to deliver it. No writing defaced the whiteness of the long envelope. But who had wedged it into the door frame if not the mailman?
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Balkan
Countries : Serbia