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Horror and Huge Expenses
Horror and Huge Expenses

Horror and Huge Expenses

By Robert Perišic, Translated by Will Firth

FICTION

224 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (CA $22.95) (US $16.95)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9789533513256

Rights: US & CA

Sandorf Passage (Oct 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: October 2021
 

Overview

Outside of Croatia, Robert Perišic is best known for his novels, but short stories are what first garnered him recognition, and eventually led him to be considered one of Croatia's most important contemporary voices. Horror and Huge Expenses is a career-spanning collection of stories that demonstrate why Perišic's wryly incisive prose, able to hit so many registers, resonates with readers everywhere. From the frontlines of tragic ethnic conflicts to capturing the hilariously absurd realities of globalism, Perišic unapologetically renders failure and loss, so often finding aching beauty in both, by pulling readers into the stray thoughts and moments upon which all of our lives are built, whether we realize it or not.

Author Biography

Robert Perišic was born in 1969 in Split, where he spent his childhood and adolescence. In 1988 he moved to Zagreb, where he studied Croatian literature and stayed on to live as a freelance writer. He has tried his skill in various literary forms: novels, short stories, poetry, and dramas. His most widely translated works are the novels Naš covjek na terenu, 2007 (Our Man in Iraq, 2013) and Podrucje bez signala, 2014 (No-Signal Area, 2020), whose English-language editions received critical acclaim, especially in the US. Will Firth was born in 1965 in Newcastle, Australia. He studied German and Slavic languages in Canberra, Zagreb, and Moscow. Since 1991 he has been living in Berlin, where he works as a translator of literature and the humanities. From 2005–07 he translated for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Firth is a member of professional associations in Germany (VdÜ) and Britain (Translators Association). His best-received translations of recent years have been Aleksandar Gatalica's The Great War, Faruk Šehic's Quiet Flows the Una, and Robert Perišic's Our Man in Iraq.