Translated by Celia Hawkesworth
Not since Louis-Ferdinand Céline's Ferdinand Bardamu has a character appeared in fiction with such a bitter, ironic, hysterically ranting voice. Tonka—a fifty-something woman spending the night watching TV before leaving her husband for a younger man—rails against all of society, from attacks on America to complaints about commercials, from the passive nature of most married women to the way corporations control the world.
With shocking honesty and anger, she pours out her soul to an imaginary audience, interspersing her rants with the story of her difficult life, the suffering experienced during the Yugoslav war, and the affairs she and her best friend have with the same man.
An unforgettable invective, Night marks the emergence of an exciting new voice in contemporary fiction.
Nb of pages 214 p.
Publication Date 01 November 2004
Nb of pages 214
Dimensions 5.3 x 8.5 in.
List Price $13.95
"From time to time the author offers us laughter as a temporary relief from this grotesque life, and occasionally we get lulled into believing that she feels for us as members of minority groups
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Balkan
Countries : Croatia