Before the Feast (Paperback)

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By Sasa Stanisic, Anthea Bell (Translator)
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The Irish Examiner called Stanisic "offensively gifted" and I agree. His writing is unfairly clever. His tone is so hypnotic, I found myself thinking in the language of the novel. Reminiscent of Gogol, endlessly devourable.


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It's the night before the feast in the village of Fu]rstenfelde (population: an odd number). The village is asleep. Except for the ferryman--he's dead. And Mrs. Kranz, the night-blind painter, who wants to depict her village for the first time at night. A bell-ringer and his apprentice want to ring the bells--the only problem is that the bells have gone. A vixen is looking for eggs for her young, and Mr. Schramm is discovering more reasons to quit life than to quit smoking.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040393
ISBN-10: 194104039X
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Pages: 316
Language: English