Danielius Dalba & The Other Stories
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 150 mm x 225 mm
Publisher: UAB Baltų lankų leidyba
In this collection of short stories, which went straight to No. 1 on the bestselling books lists, the reality of contemporary life, the language of mundane dialogues, urban slang intertwine with precise episodes from the recent past. A Polish schoolgirl‘s journey to adulthood during World War II in Vilnius, a shadowy character providing drugs for foreign filmmakers on location, an anglophile pensioner visiting her immigrant daughter in London, the bored wife of a wealthy investment banker, the maid of a five star luxury hotel troubled by her past, an old Jewish billionaire returning to the city of his childhood, a KGB functionary wrestling with Vilnius‘ heritage for more than fifty years, and, of course, the title character, Danielius Dalba, a cult writer at the peak of his success, restlessly looking for inner peace. All of the characters live interesting, but at first glance very mundane lives. However, the mundaneness is deceiving. All the stories are interconnected in one way or another and under the surface pulsating with black humour are stories of human vice, shattered illusions, reflections on creative principles and the irony of historical memory.
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