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The End. And Again.

The End. And Again.

Author(s): Dino Bauk

Location(s): Ljubljana

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

The End. And Again. offers a beguiling, imaginative reworking of the history of the independence of Slovenia and the breakdown of Yugoslavia.

Opening in early 1990s Ljubljana, the novel is told through the reminiscences of embittered bureaucrat Peter, corrupt manager Goran and eternal runaway Mary.

American missionary Mary once fell in love with Denis, a passionate rock musician, but their story was tragically cut short when she was sent away for violating the Mormon code and he was expelled from Slovenia and sent tumbling into the ravages of the Balkan war.

The main characters’ memories of the years when their interests revolved more around music and love than around the turbulent political situation that derailed their lives intersect with those of Denis, the only one of them to be enlisted. The lack of any meaningful resolution to their mutual story haunts them all, reflecting the fractured nature of the history of the region.

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