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This grand, engrossing novel encompasses nearly all of Yugoslavia’s tumultuous twentieth century, from the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires through two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the breakup of the nation, and the terror of the shelling of Dubrovnik. Tackling universal themes on a human scale, master storyteller Miljenko Jergovic spins one Yugoslavian family’s tale as the winds of history irresistibly cast the fates of five generations. What is it to live a life whose circumstances are driven by history? Jergovic investigates the experiences of a compelling heroine, Regina Delavale, and her many family members and neighbors. Telling Regina’s story in reverse chronology, the author proceeds from her final days in 2002 to her birth in 1905, encountering along the way such traumas as atrocities committed by ****** Ustashe Croats and the death of Tito. Lyrically written and unhesitatingly told,The Walnut Mansion may be read as an allegory of the tragedy of Yugoslavia’s tormented twentieth century.
Number of Pages: 429
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Margellos World Republic of Letters
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Miljenko Jergovic
Street Date: October 27, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-3169
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