Petar, a devoted family man, leaves his apartment to buy some coffee and goes missing. While his wife is desper- ately looking for him, he finds himself trapped in another woman’s dreams. As one dream encounter follows the other, Petar and the dreamer, Emilija, become aware of the spiritual and emotional emptiness that exists within them. Will they allow their connection to transcend the metaphysical domain to attain the real and corporeal? Fragile Travelers is a compelling story of an improbable intimacy between two people, introduced and closed by an omniscient narrator but told almost entirely in the alternating voices of Emilija and Petar. With its subtle lyricism and well-paced humor, Fragile Travelers takes the reader on a journey that explores the emotional empti- ness of modern life, but gives its protagonists a chance to search for a meaningful existence—if nowhere else—at least in dreams.
Jovanka Živanović was born in 1959 in Teocin-Gornji Milanovac municipality, Serbia. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Kragujevac. She lives in Cacak. Fragile Travelers is her first work translated into English.