Impossible Stories II

Impossible Stories II

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Zoran Zivkovic's second collection, bringing together a new set of fantastic, enthralling stories to delight you. Contains Four Stories Till the End, Twelve Collections, The Bridge, Amarcord, and Miss Tamara, the Reader. From nail clippings, to a hotel with its own zinc mine, and on to the tale of a fourteen-year-old girl who chases her seventeen-year-old future son across town, Zivkovic delivers witty, often painfully sharp, fables to make you examine your life, death, reality, and everything in between.

Twelve Collections was a finalist in the novella category for the 2008 Shirley Jackson Award, longlisted for the 2008 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novella, and has been made into a five-part TV series, "The Collector."

The Bridge won the 2007 Isidora Sekulic Award and the Golden Hit Liber Award (given by Serbian National Television to the most prominent prose book published in 2007), as well as being shortlisted for the 2007 NIN Award.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 436 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 24mm | 544g
  • English
  • 4908793050
  • 9784908793059
  • 1,068,417

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Zivkovic masterfully filters memory and art through absurdism in this limited edition collection. ...the collection, which neither has nor needs mainstream appeal; fans of Zivkovic's unclassifiable quirkiness will quickly snap [it] up...-Publishers Weekly elegant, perhaps even joyful, meditation on the existentialist's main concern: if darkness shrouds the past, and darkness lies ahead, then what is the best response to this brief interval of light? Zivkovic's characters-all of whom with one exception have chosen, as the poet George Oppen wrote, "the meaning of being singular"-face their exits with curiosity and courtesy...-Anil Menon, Strange Horizons The stories are consistently humorous yet concerned with a fairly grave subject, the afterlife. Only Peter S. Beagle's work dazzles like Zivkovic's.-Ray Olson, Booklist Zivkovic rarely hits a wrong note or has a false step in the course of telling these stories, illustrating perhaps that sometimes a well-told tale just might still be one of the most effective ways of communication around.-Larry Holmes, Blog of the Fallen
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3 25% (9)
2 6% (2)
1 3% (1)
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