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166 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: January 2016

ISBN 9781908236135

Rights: US, CA, SAM & CAR

Istros Books (Jan 2016)

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A parody of the traditional biography which demystifies the everyday events in one "ordinary life," letting the female narrator tell her side of the story

The story of Ekaterini is the story of one woman who lives through the 20th century in a part of the world where a long life could bear witness to four major wars. This is history seen from the women's point of view, the story of the ordinary lives of the women who live through the turbulent historical events of their time.


"Before us we have a poetic novel in which the scent of the Mediterranean mixes with the taste of inevitable transience. . . Between the scents of oranges' and lemons, mixed with the sea breeze, the individual biography is played out against the larger picture of war. It seems that the message the author wishes to tell us is that the most important war is the war with oneself; where the will to write one's own story becomes more important than historical imperatives." â€â€Eva Zonenberg, poet and author, Hazard

Author Biography

Marija Knezevic has published 14 books of poetry, fiction, and essays and has won the Dura Jaksic Award for her poetry collection In tactum.