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A Swarm of Dust
A Swarm of Dust

A Swarm of Dust


200 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9781908236388

Rights: US, CA, SAM & CAR

Istros Books (Nov 2018)


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Widely considered to be one of Flisar's finest works of fiction, questioning the very notion of objective truth and subverting the norms of Judeo-Christian morality

"A world without truth would be an immensely sad place," states the magistrate in the murder trial of local boy, Janek. A young man with serious mental issues, Janek weaves a "chestnut crown" from the leaves of a supposedly sacred tree in a attempt to rid himself of the demons of the past through a pagan ceremony. The crown is later found on the body of the farmer Geder—stabbed to death with a bread knife. Through a series of flashbacks during the subsequent interrogations, we learn of Janek's story: from the perversion of his relationship with his mother, to the frustrations of his love affair with Daria and his inability to complete his studies or free himself from the ghosts which haunt him.

Author Biography

Evald Flisar is the editor of the oldest Slovenian literary journal Sodobnost. Author of 11 novels (eight nominated for the Kresnik Award, the Slovenian "Booker"), Flisar is also a winner of the Prešeren Foundation Prize, the highest state award for prose and drama. In addition to this he has garnered the prestigious ┼Żupancic Award for lifetime achievement. His work has been translated into 33 languages.