One Night In Croatia

imgres.jpgIs it a headless tongue or a tongueless head?

Some of the most interesting and least known books come out of Eastern Europe. Verdana Ruden is a Croatian writer who is clearly interested in expanding and twisting the traditional notions of fiction.

It’s not new but the narrative of her novel Night is one long internal monologue. The main character is intending to leave her husband to run away with a new lover. Her lover will come for her in the morning. She has the entire night to ruminate on her past experiences and her pending future. And she is not shy about anything (what does it mean to be shy in an internal monologue?).

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