The Ministry of Pain

The Ministry of Pain

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/02/2008
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Synopsis

Tanja Lucic teaches at the University of Amsterdam and lives on the edge of the city's red light district. She and her pupils, fleeing the violent break-up of their homeland Yugoslavia, have found temporary refuge in the Department of Slavonic Languages. Desperate to make ends meet, many of the students find work at the 'Ministry', a fetish-wear factory in North Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Tanja and her student Igor form a dangerously close relationship that threatens to unleash all the tensions of life in exile. With her sharp and melancholy observations, Dubravka Ugresic illuminates with savage compassion our shared human homelessness.

  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • ISBN: 9781846590399
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Dimensions: 200 x 130 mm

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