Dead Europe

Dead Europe Dead Europe sets sharp realism against folk tale and fable a world of hauntings and curses against a fiercely political portrait of a society The energy in the writing the pure fire in the narrative

  • Title: Dead Europe
  • Author: Christos Tsiolkas
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dead Europe sets sharp realism against folk tale and fable, a world of hauntings and curses against a fiercely political portrait of a society The energy in the writing, the pure fire in the narrative voice and the fearlessness of the tone make the novel immensely readable, as well as fascinating and original, and establish Christos Tsiolkas in the first rank of contemporDead Europe sets sharp realism against folk tale and fable, a world of hauntings and curses against a fiercely political portrait of a society The energy in the writing, the pure fire in the narrative voice and the fearlessness of the tone make the novel immensely readable, as well as fascinating and original, and establish Christos Tsiolkas in the first rank of contemporary novelists Colm Toibin Isaac is a photographer in his mid thirties, travelling through Europe It is the post Cold War Europe of a united currency, illegal immigration and of a globalised homogenous culture In his mother s mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire Subsequently, as his journey continues across Italy, Eastern Europe and Britain he discovers that ghosts keep appearing in the photographs he takes, providing clues to a family secret and tragedy Parallel to Isaac s story we are in the Greece of World War II A peasant family is asked to provide protection to a Jewish boy fleeing the Germans It is this boy who will become the vampire From the mountains of Greece to the inner city streets of 1960s Melbourne, we trace the journey of this malevolent force as it feeds on generation after generation of Isaac s family, seeking revenge and justice FROM CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS In attempting to trace back through the mythologies, lies and truths of history, I want to examine how the legacies of the past still actively disturb our slee

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