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Why the child is cooking in the polenta

By: Kling, Vincent Veteranyi, Aglaja

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Part of the Swiss literature series series
1564786862 / 9781564786869
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25 cm 200 p.
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A nomadic family of circus performers, refugees from Romania, travels through Europe and Africa by caravan.

The mother's death-defying act causes constant anxiety for her two daughters, who voice their fears through a grisly communal fairy tale about a child being cooked alive in polenta--but their real life is no less of a dark fable, and one that seems just as unlikely to have a happy ending.

An actor and performance artist as well as a poet and novelist, Veteranyi was acclaimed for her seemingly "artless" narrative voice, in which pain and hilarity always vie for the upper hand--a voice at once lyrical and jaded, prurient and spiritual, comical and horrifying.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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