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Yugoslavia, My Fatherland

Yugoslavia, My Fatherland

Author(s): Goran Vojnović

Location(s): Slovenia

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): 1990s - Contemporary

The story that unfolds in Vojnović’s hugely popular Slovenian novel is so gripping, that it is quite easy to forget your real surroundings. A Google search takes Vladan Borojević back to the catastrophic events of 1991, when he first heard the military term ‘deployment’, and his idyllic childhood came to a sudden end.

Seventeen years later, Vladan’s discovery that he is the son of a fugitive war criminal sets him on a journey to find his elusive father. On the way, he begins to understand how the falling apart of his family is mirrored in the larger tragedy of the disintegration of the world they used to live in.

Vojnović’s cinematic prose conjures a sense of bleakness, intrigue and tragic destiny as well as any scandi-noir boxset and the story of the Borojević family will engross you until the very last page.

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