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PRETEND YOU DID NOT SEE THIS

"Pretend You Did Not See This" definitely represents something original and, ultimately, welcome, as road novels, a genre that so heavily relies on pop culture references, have not been a common occurrence in Croatian literature.

ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER

"Especially in the Summer" is an autobiographical novel about growing up on an island, written from the point of view of a five-year-old girl who moves from Serbia to Pučišća on the island of Brač with her mother, father and older brother.

THE NEIGHBOR

"The Neighbor" is a novel whose scenes will make you laugh out loud because of the dark humor or the heroine’s actions, but at the same time, it will also make you stop and think because of the embarrassing feeling that Katarina is very reminiscent – of ourselves!

THE HILL

Prtenjača’s "The Hill" is a story about returning to nature in the manner of Rousseau, about the fight for survival of nature and humanity in a man, about the pursuit of lost freedom and identity.

THE LEADER

"The Leader" could be read as an allegory, a text that is not just a historical novel. Besides, this awarded book is a thematically unique narrative on the contemporary literary scene and will surely catch the reader’s attention. Definitely Novaković’s best work so far.

THE KARLÍN SPRING

The Sarajevo saga about human fates transcends its local boundaries and evolves into a universal story by the mere power of the author’s narrative magic, generated in the fluid touch between reality and fiction, with a slight breath of fantasy.

BELGRADE FOR THE DEPARTED

Crnković’s Belgrade is a guide for living to those that are soon to be departed, a detailed study filled with black humour detailing the fall of one individual in a city/state that is also falling – like it doesn’t care at all.

NEMO NAUGHT

"Nemo Naught" is a powerful conformation with a life made of debris: books, pictures, objects and people that were stranded by soiled waters after the flood.

WHEN IT WAS JULY

"When It Was July" is a novel about a collective trauma, and reader can feel the caring author invested while writing.

AN OFFERING

"An Offering" is a local story with universal flavour that leaves no room for retreat.

WONDERLAND

"Wonderland" is a literary refreshment of the year... Koščec started out as a nice guy but has turned into the Woody Allen of Croatian prose.

CUTLERY FOR THE VEAL

"Cutlery for the Veal" is an extremely scattered book, characterised by a decentred narrative structure whose leitmotif is nostalgic and ironic recapitulation of a sentimental education, with a lot of universally recognizable generational markers...

THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

"The Living and the Dead" is a significant novel for Croatian literature, one of those works you keep reading while mumbling something to yourself, but it does not leave you alone even after you are done reading it.