Night

Eastern European Literature Series
Vedrana Rudan
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.

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Translated by Celia Hawkesworth
Publication: Eastern European Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 214
ISBN-13: 9781564783479
GTIN13: 9781564783479
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Language: eng
List price: $13.95