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A Bowl of Sour Cherries
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A Bowl of Sour Cherries (Paperback)

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With the horrors that have befallen the former Yugoslavia, it is not surprising that many would look back on the Communist era nostalgically. Franklin revisits the twilight years of the Tito era, a world full of eccentric family and friends -- Serbs, Croats, and Muslims -- all coexisting happily before being engulfed in civil war. In this semi-autobiographical novel, an Americanised Yugoslav woman returns home for a visit and to check up on her ageing father, a war hero and former diplomat whose declining health mirrors the inevitable disintegration of the nation. The interpersonal dynamics between characters are reminiscent of Neil Simon's bittersweet comedies. Franklin's love for her country comes through in every sentence. Franklin has written the 'perfect' expatriate novel for the end of the century.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: White Pine Press Publication Date: 01/04/1998 ISBN-13: 9781877727818  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Yelena Franklin was born in Zagreb. Her father's diplomatic career took her abroad for much of her childhood. She attended the University of Belgrade and the Alliance Francaise in Paris, where she met and married an American. Upon settling in the US, Ms Franklin worked as a corporate writer/editor and television producer and director. She presently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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