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Love Novel (Biblioasis International Translation #44) (Paperback)

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By Ivana Sajko, Mima Simic (Translator)
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Reading this book was like being on a speeding train careening uncontrollably toward a steep cliff. While doom felt all but certain, the novel's conclusion was almost beside the point, for me. It's all about the journey you're taken on by Ivana Sajko's twisting, turning, relentless prose. Can a sentence be acrobatic? And what an impressive translation by Mima Simic. [Adrienne]

— From Love Novel

February 2024 Indie Next List


“Claustrophobic and cutting, this is an honest portrait of a modern marriage and all the tender, violent actions that love can extract. This novel also excellently comments on the unlivable conditions we’re collectively spiraling towards.”
— Torrin Nelson, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA

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Winner of the HKW Internationaler Literaturpreis - Shortlisted for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award - One of The Millions Most Anticipated Titles of 2024 - One of Kirkus Reviews' Twenty Books You Can Read in a Weekend - One of the Boston Globe's Anticipated Forthcoming Titles - An American Bookseller's Association Indie Next Pick

Love in late capitalism: Ivana Sajko takes us to the frontlines of a war waged between kitchen and bedroom.

Love in late capitalism: in an unnamed city, a husband and wife wage a silent war of rage and resentment. He, an out-of-work Dante scholar, is trying to change the world--and write a novel. She was once a passable actress, but now she's failing at breastfeeding. They take on gigs and debts. He drinks cheap wine; she cleans obsessively. In their two-room flat the tension rises and turns exquisite: the rent is past due, their careers have stalled, the regime is crumbling, and there's always the baby, the baby who won't stop crying.

Intense and astutely ironic, devastating and darkly comic, Ivana Sajko's Love Novel takes a scalpel to the heart of modern married life.

About the Author


Ivana Sajko is a writer, theatre director, and performer working in the overlapping fields of literature, performance art and music. The author of four acclaimed novels and dozens of political theatre pieces, among which Woman-bomb gained international success, she is the four-time winner of a national playwriting award as well as the French Chevalier Medal of Arts and Letters, the Ivan Goran Kovačic Prize for best debut novel, and Internationales Literaturpreis. A contributor to Die Zeit, she lives in Berlin with her son.Mima Simic is a writer, film critic, translator, and LGBTIQ+ activist. She holds degrees in comparative literature, English language and literature, and gender studies, and was Croatia's first openly LGBTIQ+ political candidate.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781771965989
ISBN-10: 1771965983
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Biblioasis International Translation