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Handful of Sand
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Handful of Sand (Paperback)

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This is a tale of life, love and loss, told through two nameless voices, a male character who is living in Canada and a female back in Croatia. Without recourse, to dialogue, the author creates two inner worlds of characters who have emerged from broken homes into the reality of post-war Croatia, with little but their talents and their dreams to keep them afloat. The outline of the story is one that is basically shaped through their personal revelations and feelings, musing on subjects such as art, publishing, suicide, loneliness, depression, drug abuse, relationships with family, living in transition society and ultimately love. As each of our protagonists reveals more and more detail about the road that leads to them ultimately meeting each other, we feel their ultimate search for belonging, their loneliness and the over-powering need for the redemption of love.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Istros Books Publication Date: 01/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9781908236074  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marinko Koscec is a Croatian author and professor of French literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He is also an editor at the SysPrint Publishing House and teaches novel writing at the Sarasan creative writing centre. He is the author of five novels: Someone Else (2001) was awarded the Mesa Selimovic prize for the best novel published in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and A Handful of Sand was nominated for the prestigious Jutarnji List award.

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