Love in late capitalism: Ivana Sajko takes us into a war between kitchen and bedroom. He, an unemployed Dante scholar, is trying to change the world and write a novel. She, a passable actress, has given up her safe job at the theatre to care for their child. He is delirious, she is on edge. With the rent overdue and violence looming on all sides, the two of them circle one another in a dizzying dance towards the abyss.
Winner of the HKW Internationaler Literaturpreis
‘When I first met Ivana Sajko and heard and read her writing, I instantly knew it was something special. I felt the force of her language, the pain of love and war, and I was stung by her clear and poetic Sajko sound.’ Clemens Meyer
‘Wow, what an incredible novel. The language! Thank you for publishing this book.’ Katja Schneider, stories! bookshop, Hamburg
‘A sound that tells of political and economic vacuums felt by people in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and the former Yugoslavia to this day.’ MDR Kultur