Dead Europe, Christos Tsiolkas


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From the acclaimed author of The Slap comes an unsettling novel about the truths and lies of mythology and history. The basis for a major motion picture. Isaac is a photographer in his mid-30s, traveling through Europe. It is the post-Cold War Europe of a united currency, illegal immigration, and of a globalized homogenous culture. In his mother’s mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire. Subsequently, as his journey continues across Italy, Eastern Europe, and Britain, he discovers that ghosts keep appearing in the photographs he takes, providing clues to a family secret and tragedy. Parallel to Isaac’s story, we are in the Greece of World War II. A peasant family is asked to provide protection to a Jewish boy fleeing the Germans. It is this boy who will become the vampire. From the mountains of Greece to the inner-city streets of 1960s Melbourne, we trace the journey of this malevolent force as it feeds on generation after generation of Isaac’s family, seeking revenge and justice.

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Weight 400 g