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Crumbs
Crumbs

Crumbs

FICTION

240 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9781908754400

Rights: US & CA

Freight Books (Sep 2014)

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Overview

The best ever selling novel from the former Yugoslavia, this is a hilarious, anarchic, irreverent black comedy about national aspirations and wanting things you can't haveEgon is an amoral but charismatic writer, living on the breadline in a grim, unnamed communist factory town in Slovenia prior to the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. With little evidence of his real literary ambitions, he makes ends meet by writing trashy romances under a pseudonym. When not searching out sex with as many women as possible, or slagging off the literary establishment, Egon is full of schemes to feed his pathological need for the ruinously expensive aftershave, Cartier pour L'Homme. Around him Egon has gathered a motley crew of friends and acquaintances, each of whom also has an equally obsessive, unattainable ambition. Poet is desperate to have his verse published in a leather bound volume, Ibro is in love with a factory girl to whom he cannot utter a single word, while Selim is convinced he'll marry Nastassja Kinski. As Egon's attempts to secure more perfume become ever more degenerate, his grip on his own identity loosens. The consequences are messy, grim, and hilarious, and allude to a nation undergoing radical change. Crumbs is not only a ribald, dirty realist satire, but also a fascinating and utterly unique commentary on the pathology of self-determination.

Author Biography

Miha Mazzini is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, playwright, scriptwriter, and film director. He has 23 published books, including The German Lottery, Guarding Hanna, and King of the Rattling Spirits. His novels have been translated into nine languages and he won a Pushcart Prize in 2012.