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Ádam Bodor

Sinistra's District

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Acantilado

January 2003

208 pages

Narrative, Novel

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English (New Directions)
Hungarian (WYDAWNICTWO CZARNE)
Italian (Il Saggiatore)

Original Title: El distrito de Sinistra

One day, Andrej Bodor, arrives in the Sinistra district, a closed, mountainous border area, in search of his stepson who, rumour has it, is living there in self-imposed exile. From this point on, his life will never be the same… This work is about an abandoned city where everyone seems destined for tragedy. People keep disappearing, as if by magic but they also come back showing no sign of abnormality. This is a dictatorship headed by a group of hunters who subjugate the mountain people. With its poignant beauty, El distrito de Sinistra is a last cry for help in the quest for humanity.

Prizes

La Vanguardia’s Best Book of Foreign Fiction, 2003

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«With its stunning prose and black humour, this is an intense visual evocation of the harshness of nature».
Words Without Borders

«Ádám Bodor is a narrator of wonderful stories which are yet to be discovered». Die Zeit «It would be difficult to find in contemporary European literature a darker, more brutal yet more La Vanguardia’s Best Book of Foreign Fiction, 2003 lyrical satire than this book».
El País

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English Sample Available

Details

Acantilado

January 2003

1 pages

Narrative, Novel

Translation Rights

English (New Directions)
Hungarian (WYDAWNICTWO CZARNE)
Italian (Il Saggiatore)