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Things in the Night (Eastern European Literature)

Mati Unt, Eric Dickens (Translator)


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Things in the Night explores a world on the edge of disaster--plagued by mysterious power-outages and threatened by ominous conspiracies--juxtaposed against images and stories of unsurpassed beauty and tenderness. Beginning with the simple but moving words, My Dear, I feel I owe you an explanation, and ending with the passionate, lyrical, and immensely sad, Those were beautiful years, beautiful autumn days, this astounding novel, set in Estonia near the end of the millennium, is a hymn to the very best in the human imagination and a eulogy for what humans, at their worst, may destroy.

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564783882, 316pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006

About the Author

Mati Unt was an Estonian writer, essayist and theatre director. Unt's first novel, written at the age of 18 after having finished high school, was H?vasti, kollane kass. This made him famous all over Estonia.