A Castle in Romagna

  • Original language: Croatian

  • Pages: 140

  • Date of Publication: July 2007.

  • ISBN: 978-953266019-7

  • Type of Binding: paperback

  • Format: 195 mm

  • Weight: 160 g

A Castle In Romagna by Igor Štiks is a novel that shifts in scene between Renaissance Italy and Tito’s Yugoslavia, telling parallel yet intertwined stories of love, deceit, and betrayal. History repeats itself, and the enduring nostalgia for the comforts of home pervades this emotional work of literature. A tale richly steeped in passion, and the burning desires that drive humans beyond their limits. 
Midwest Book Review

In this compact, intricately structured novel, Stiks has constructed a marvelous hall of mirrors. The stories reflect and foil each other, and the fates of each of the characters connect across time and space. With its coolness and gravity, A Castle in Romagnaconfirms the novel form’s power to confront the nature of time and memory, and also presents us with a first book at its most mystical and tantalizing.
Vue Weekly

Slavić Award for the best first book 2001

Rights sold to:
Egypt, Sphinx Agency
Turkey, Dedalus, 2013
Spain, Funambulista, 2006
USA, Autumn Hill Books, 2005
Austria, Folio Verlag, 2002