The president shop

The President Shop

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The President Shop is a marvelous, timeless book that sweeps between the personal and the panoramic as it asks, Does every family, or country, contain an axis, around which the rest of it spins? Can you hear the voice of a stone? How clearly can anyone see the past or future? For which tyrannies have we been unwittingly waving flags?

Catherine Lacey, author of Pew and Certain American States

The President, the founder of the Nation, is an old man now, but his young and unifying spirit stands steadfastly at the heart of The President Shop, Vesna Maric’s debut novel. Images of and tributes to the President are found in all homes in the Nation, procured from stores like the one Ruben and Rosa Maric run. The couple met as Partisans, fighting to forge the Nation in the crucible of conflict. But even though their pride shines as brightly as the gilded bust of the President, the younger generation has questioned whether the Nation really has its citizens’ best interests in mind. Ruben’s brother is actively working to avoid mandatory military service as he pines away for another man, and Ruben and Rosa’s daughter, Mona, is too busy adjusting to womanhood to get caught up in state-mandated nostalgia. To further exacerbate the family tension, an elderly uncle claims to have invented a machine to see into the future, which he stores in the basement of the family’s apartment building. But there is no telling what the future really holds in store as the beliefs of the past slowly start to crumble.

O proizvodu

Format: 14 x 21 cm
Uvez: meki
Broj stranica: 211
Biblioteka: -
Izdavač: Sandorf
Godina izdavanja: 2020.
ISBN: 9789533512952

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Vesna Marić rođena je 1976. godine u Mostaru. Napustila BiH i preselila se u Veliku Britaniju u dobi od šesnaest godina. Studirala je češku književnost na School of Slavonic and East European Studies na UCL-u u Londonu nakon čega je radila za BBC World Service. Piše turističke vodiče za Lonely Planet i novinarske tekstove za The Guardian i BBC Online. Ulomak iz knjige Plava ptica, koju je u engleskom izvorniku 2009. godine objavio prestižni izdavač Granta, dobio je nagradu Penguin Decibel za nove prozne glasove, a roman je dosad preveden i objavljen na pet jezika. Dobitnica je nagrade za najbolju kratku priču u časopisu The New Philosopher 2019. Vesna Marić živi između Madrida i Londona i dovršava novi roman.