A Short Tale of Shame

By: Igov, Angel; Rodel, Angela

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First edition. A paperback original. A fine copy. 2013 Trade Paperback. 145 pp. After deciding to take a semester off their studies to think about future plans, long-time friends Maya, Sirma, and Spartacus decide to hitchhike to the sea. Boril Krustev, former rock star and middle-aged widower who is driving aimlessly to outrun his grief, picks them up and accompanies them on their journey. It doesn't take them long to figure out they're connected to each other by more than their need to travel—specifically through Boril's daughter, whose actions damaged each of the characters in this novel. Co-winner of the Contemporary Bulgarian Writers Contest, A Short Tale of Shame marks the arrival of a new talent in Bulgarian literature with a novel about the need to come to terms with the shame and guilt we all harbor. Angel Igov is a Bulgarian writer, literary critic, and translator. He has published two collections of short stories, the first of which won the Southern Spring award for debut fiction. Igov has also translated books by Paul Auster, Martin Amis, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan into Bulgarian. Angela Rodel earned an M.A. in linguistics from UCLA and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study and learn Bulgarian. In 2010 she won a PEN Translation Fund Grant for Georgi Tenev's short story collection. She is one of the most prolific translators of Bulgarian literature working today.

Title: A Short Tale of Shame

Author: Igov, Angel; Rodel, Angela

Categories: Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Open Letter: 2013

ISBN Number: 1934824763

ISBN Number 13: 9781934824764

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 2262572

Keywords: FICTION,