Nothing Can Be Done
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Nothing can be done. The phrase describes the state of the nation next to perfect: everybody has given up everything - their lives, ideas and ideals. But have our lives consequently ceased to exist, have we reached the end of the world and existence, or there is still an occasional modicum of optimism left? The debut collection of the already-known short-story writer Korana Serdarević is brimming with such small, but important moments. From the Zagreb apartments to empty Dalmatian houses, from growing up to growing old, from love to evil, her stories span the entire warmth and all the nuances of life.
Love affairs, senility, petty frauds, relationships between lovers, mothers and daughters, brothers and sisters - whatever the topic, all stories in the collection are marked by a memorable, almost film-like atmosphere, which outlines the harrowing reality accurately and precisely, yet gently. In her twenty-four stories, Korana Serdarević has woven a remarkable patchwork for us to use as a cover, summer or winter, and to always return to it because we feel it as our own.
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