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  • Original language: Croatian

  • Pages: 160

  • Date of Publication: October 2016.

  • ISBN: 978-953266805-6

  • Type of Binding: hardback

  • Format: 204 mm

  • Weight: 255 g

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In his latest novel Wilimowski, the master of narration Miljenko Jergović is spinning a tale of a disabled boy, his father, a university professor from Krakow, a German woman who owns a hotel in the Adriatic hinterland, and people living near the hotel. Set in the eve of the Second World War, in early summer of 1938, with World Cup going on, this is a novel about important existential matters, about illness, about Others and Differents, about our relationship with the near and the dear ones and, of course, about football. This is also a story of Ernst Wilimowski, the only attacker who scored four goals for Poland playing against Brazil in this championship. But equally so, writing about a hotel in the middle of nowhere, about its owner, guests, illness and hope, football and looming war, Jergović more than ever writes about our time, our everyday heroes, about optimism and serenity.

Wilimowski is one of those small books about truly big existential issues. A magnificent tale of a quest for identity and the birth of hope in a time striving to rob one off any hope.”
Jarosław Czechowicz

“Jergović subtly and delicately shows that hope can breed even in the times of hopelessness. And that the apocalypse can also be beautiful.”
Maciej Robert, poet, literary and film critic

“With his novel Wilimowski, Jergović confirms two things – that he is the most important contemporary Balkan writer and that the Polish people are not the one who speak best of the Polish soul.”
Krzysztof Cieślik, Rzeczpospolita

“The world created by Jergović is a landscape just before the apocalypse. Wilimowski is quite possibly the wisest book I read in the past few months. The book that best speaks about the world today, in the strict sense.”
Piotr Bratkowski, Newsweek

Rights sold to:

Italy, Botega Errante
Poland, Ksiazkowe Klimaty
Macedonia, ArtConnect Publishing