Not since Louis-Ferdinand CÚline's Ferdinand Bardamu has a character appeared in fiction with such a bitter, ironic, hysterically ranting voice. Tonka--a fifty-something woman spending the night watching TV before leaving her husband for a younger man--rails against all of society, from attacks on America to complaints about commercials, from the passive nature of most married women to the way corporations control the world.With shocking honesty and anger, she pours out her soul to an imaginary audience, interspersing her rants with the story of her difficult life, the suffering experienced during the Yugoslav war, and the affairs she and her best friend have with the same man.
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Ah, the tricky nature of translation. On the one hand, it brings you closer to a world that may otherwise be inscrutable; on the other, it forever limits your reading experience. This American debut ... Read full review