A House in Istria (Paperback)

By Richard Swartz

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811216975, 215pp.

Publication Date: June 17, 2007

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Hardcover (10/17/2002)

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A wild and quixotic novel about real estate, marriage, and obsession.
"A House in Istria" is a crazily comic novel about a man, his long-suffering wife, and his fixation with buying the abandoned house next door. But, in this Croatian region of Istria, the neighbors frown upon the husband as a Westerner who knows nothing about Balkan history or the area's deep blood feuds. "Forget that house," they tell him: "It's not for sale.