Irena Tot's Experiment

  • Original language: Croatian

  • Pages: 240

  • Date of Publication: December 2017.

  • ISBN: 978-953266911-4

  • Original Title: Eksperiment Irene Tot

  • Type of Binding: hardback

  • Format: 204 mm

  • Weight: 330 g

In her debut novel, Korana Serdarević explores the story of the female protagonist Irena Tot, whose coatings she will gradually unfold like the onion layers, giving Irena the different form, physically and mentally. As an intensely self-aware individual in her thirties, the uncompromising heroine puts her life decisions into question and refuses to consent to the traditional path anticipated for a woman in the Croatian patriarchal society, determined to perform an experiment – to change herself and to challenge her outlines. She abandoned the life in rural environment with a sweet man, a nice house, children and a dog, because she felt captured like a roe deer in an animal trap. Instead, in the midst of the identity crisis she makes sure the renowned ground below her feet slips away, constantly putting herself in unfamiliar situations, like getting involved with lesbian relationship or renting a room to a complete stranger. Irena opts for brutal honesty with herself rather than settlement, the more difficult pathway that brings her unemployment and loneliness, but that will also lead to genuine fulfilment.

Korana Serdarević explores the more complicated options and their consequences. Subtly yet profoundly unwraps the crucial, very often silent intimate questions familiar to anybody – who are we and where are we going? How to deal with loss and grief? How not to hide behind lukewarm, fusty day-to-day life because we are afraid of what the change may bring? The author looks into the complex existential questions that arise in every conscious human being, that are easier to repress than to deal with. With her simple, truthful and very straight-forward writing, Korana Serdarević persuades every reader to contemplate life itself. 

  

Tribina Razotkrivanje s Koranom Serdarević
1. 2. 2018., Kino Europa - dvorana Müller, Zagreb 

  1. Korana Serdarević u Bookvici Korana Serdarević u Bookvici U četvrtak 29. studenog 2018. u 20.30 Korana Serdarević bit će gošća tribine Bookvica u splitskom klubu Quasimodo (Gundulićeva 26a/II). O romanu Eksperiment Irene Tot s Koranom Serdarević razgovarat će Patricija Horvat.
  2. Korana Serdarević u Gradskoj knjižnici Labin Korana Serdarević u Gradskoj knjižnici Labin U okviru Mjeseca hrvatske knjige 2018., Korana Serdarević predstavit će svoj roman Eksperiment Irene Tot u petak 19. listopada u 18.30 na književnom susretu u Gradskoj knjižnici Labin (Rudarska 1/A).
  3. Književni susret s Koranom Serdarević u Koprivnici Književni susret s Koranom Serdarević u Koprivnici U srijedu 23. svibnja 2018. u 19 sati Korana Serdarević bit će gošća književnog susreta u Knjižnici i čitaonica “Fran Galović” u Koprivnici (Zrinski trg 6). U razgovoru s moderatorom Edijem Matićem Korana Serdarević predstavit će svoj roman Eksperiment Irene Tot.
  4. Razbolio se na trećem semaforu Razbolio se na trećem semaforu Razbolio se na trećem semaforu na Maksimirskoj cesti u Zagrebu. Ništa se nije dogodilo, nije svirala nikakva glazba, nije vidio kroz prozor ništa tužno, nije čak ni padala kiša. Zapravo, dan je bio dobar. Vraćao se kući i bio je miran kao i obično. Kad se dogodilo, prvo je osjetio neku prazninu u donjem trbuhu, a onda se rupa raširila prema prsima, napuhala pluća i ostavila ga par sekundi bez daha. Ništa
  5. Tribina Razotkrivanje s Koranom Serdarević Tribina Razotkrivanje s Koranom Serdarević Na tribini Razotkrivanje u četvrtak 1. veljače 2018. u 19 sati u dvorani Müller kina Europa (Varšavska 3, Zagreb) predstavit ćemo roman Korane Serdarević Eksperiment Irene Tot.                  Stvorivši zanimljivu i suvremenu junakinju Irenu koja pokušava unijeti promjene u svoj život, Korana Serdarević napisala je iznimno zan