Yale University Press, Paperback, 9780300181722, 576pp.
Publication Date: April 2012
DAVID ALBAHARI was born in Serbia and emigrated to Canada in 1994. He is the author of eleven novels and nine collections of short stories. His novel Gotz and Meyer won the ALTA Translation Award and was a Barnes and Noble Discover selection.
"Marinkovic splices scenes of dream and reality into a kaleidoscopic short history of the world, whose pessimism is tempered by dark humor."—The New Yorker
"One of the most outstanding Croatian novels of the postwar period."—Valentina Zanca, Words Without Borders
"Among the most highly regarded novels of postwar Croatian literature. . . .The style is the point [of the novel], especially as it conveys the psychological intensity, the nihilism, of that place and time."—M. Kasper, CHOICE