The World Before You

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  • Original language: Croatian

  • Pages: 248

  • Date of Publication: October 2020.

  • ISBN: 978-953358249-8

  • Type of Binding: hardback

  • Format: 204 mm

  • Weight: 345 g

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The World Before You by Zoran Pilić is a road novel, a collection of sad memories and an album of jolly escapes. It is a timetable of wanderings, a blind map of hopes, a catalogue of angels and devils – Edi Nachbar will meet them all, becoming the most vibrant hero of one of the most vibrant oeuvres in Croatian contemporary literature.

To Edi, the seventies in a small town in Slavonia were both the best of times and the worst of times to grow up. The world span with the school years and world cups, and when he was struck by the destructive comet of the nineties, Edi was already there, watching himself being derailed. In the years to come, the former orthodox member of the heavy metal tribe will experience love and war and, multiply defeated, will realise there are no more tribes he’d like to belong to. Leaving his old life behind, he will persistently and sacrificially begin to – vanish.

Page after page, town after town, country after country, with a subtle accompaniment from Wenders’ angels, Pilić’s protagonist falters and falls before our eyes, but always rises – and from the European Macondo his road leads to the unknown, perhaps to the very end of the world. Thanks to Zoran Pilić’s skilful craftsmanship, Edi Nachbar and his forty-year-long journey in The World Before You occasionally reminds of the wanderings of Travis Henderson, the protagonist of the iconic film Paris, Texas. But first and foremost, they are a magical, powerful image of what we have experienced ourselves.

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