Jan Balabán

Ask Dad

Trans. Alessandro De Vito
Chiedi a papà
Chiedi a papà
Miraggi Edizioni, 2018, 208 pp
Language: Italian
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788833860008
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The crux of Jan Balabán’s novel focuses on dying and death even though its inherent plot centers on the painstaking pursuit of life, which first has to be found in its depth or reinvented.

In a sense, we are all somehow similar to the characters of this extraordinary, vibrant story replete with dialogue, soliloquy and silence. A story which searches for truth only to find sincerity. In our temporal existence, we are trying to discover something about the quintessence of actuality or be near – at least momentarily – to something substantial.

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Language: Italian
Title: Chiedi a papà
Place: Turin
Publisher: Miraggi Edizioni
Year: 2018
Pages: 208
Genre: Literary fiction
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