How to Forget a Woman (Romanian Literature) (Paperback)

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By Dan Lungu, Alistair Ian Blyth (Translator)
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Half love, half about love. This, in short, might define Dan Lungu's new novel. Andi and Marga are a young couple who hook up in odd circumstances and live together for one and a half years. They both work for the same provincial newspaper. She writes for the gossip page; he is an investigative journalist. Although things between them seem in order, one fine day Marga vanishes, leaving behind a cryptic farewell note. In the absence of any rational explanation, Andi, confused and consumed by questions, musters an entire arsenal of stratagems for forgetting. His life is further complicated by an encounter with a group of evangelical Protestants and by the feeling that God is on his trail. Things go from bad to good, but the ending of the tale is not necessarily a happy one, rather it is merely different. Of course, caustic observation, (self-)irony and humour are part of the mix. Disturbing and amusing, simmering with existential disquietude and scarred by damaged psyches, How to Forget a Woman is a book about overcoming misanthropy and re-conquering innocence, about tolerance...

Product Details
ISBN: 9781628973433
ISBN-10: 1628973439
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2022
Language: English
Series: Romanian Literature