Every Day, Every Hour

By Natasa Dragnic; Liesl Schillinger (Translator)
(Viking Books, Hardcover, 9780670023509, 267pp.)

Publication Date: May 24, 2012

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An exquisitely romantic debut novel that captures the longing of lost—and sometimes found—love

It is the mid-1960s in a small seaside town in Croatia. Two children, Luka and Dora, meet on their first day of kindergarten. Luka faints the first time he sees Dora and she wakes him with a kiss. The two become inseparable. Over the next few years, they wander the shores of their town, lying on their special rock by the sea as Luka paints—until Dora’s parents move to Paris. Bereft, Luka becomes a solitary young man, prey to the needs of his family, but a promising painter. In Paris, Dora blossoms and becomes a successful actress.

When Luka comes to Paris for a show of his paintings, a chance encounter brings them together. Now adults, they fall back in love, and their feelings are given resonance by a shared adoration of Pablo Neruda. Timing and fate, however, seem determined to keep them apart. Like The Solitude of Prime Numbers and One Day, Nataša Dragnic’s Every Day, Every Hour is a haunting tale of star-crossed love that will utterly entrance readers with the rhythmic beauty of its language and ineffable air of expectation and heartache.




About the Author


Liesl Schillinger has written for many publications, including "The New York Times", "The New Yorker, ""The" "Washington Post", " "and "The New Republic. "She is a regular contributor to "The" "New York Times Book Review" and translates fiction from French and German. ""
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