Collection Slovenian Literature Series
In an unnamed city shrouded in mist, Valent Kosima is a retiree living quietly yet discontentedly with his doped-up, TV-addicted wife. To escape the claustrophobia of home and city, he masquerades as a man of means and takes to spending his nights strolling through an opulent suburb—but when news comes of a gruesome murder on his new turf, Kosima fears that he may be a suspect. Increasingly anxious and paranoid, Kosima begins to see a mysterious dark-haired girl following him everywhere—and as this succubus takes hold of him, Kosima finds his familiar city becoming indistinguishable from the landscape of his own nightmares. Gripping and provocative, The Succubus begins where the sleek urban world and the dream logic of the unconscious mix . . . and produce monsters.
Nb of pages 208 p.
Publication Date 07 September 2010
Nb of pages 208
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This was hardly the first time Valent Kosmina had been unsettled by the thought that someone had pushed or seduced him—or that he had himself, perhaps out of clumsiness or carelessness, simply strayed—into a situation that would later be difficult to get out of. This idea, this fear, was in fact quite familiar to him, and naturally it unnerved him, but never to the degree that he couldn't shrug it off. A sensible person, after all, manages in one way or another to persuade himself that he is all right, that he is sufficiently in control of himself, and that life will therefore run its course, peacefully and properly, to its bitter end.
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