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The Resource Farewell, cowboy, Olja Savicevic; Translated by Celia Hawkesworth

Farewell, cowboy, Olja Savicevic; Translated by Celia Hawkesworth

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Farewell, cowboy
Title
Farewell, cowboy
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Olja Savicevic; Translated by Celia Hawkesworth
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  • eng
  • scr
  • eng
Summary
'Farewell Cowboy' is a modern and hard-hitting novel by one of Croatia's best known writers. The plot consists of a straight-forward linear narrative, rich in local colour and sentiment. It tells the story of Dada, who returns to her home town on the Adriatic coast, and tries to unravel the mystery of her brother Daniel's death. Daniel, although young, smart and popular, threw himself under a train in mysterious circumstances. In search for clues, Dada meets an array of eccentric characters and passionately falls in love with the young gigolo Andjelo, who is a part of a film crew shooting a Western on the nearby prairie. Slowly and painfully she discovers all there is to know about her brother's death, and how she was betrayed by someone close to her. In her debut novel, Savicevic playfully transposes the genre of a Western into the contemporary world, challenging the omnipotent heroes of childhood and questioning what a hero is today. Her Adriatic hometown is a hellish city and the social reality of today's Croatia is portrayed as harsh and corrupt. The fact that a Western adventure is being filmed nearby gives the book its title and adds to the mood; redolent of transient glamour and unrealized small-town dreams
Biographical or historical data
Olja Savicevic is an awarded poet and novelist, who burst onto the authorial stage with her short story collection Make the Dog Laugh in 2006. Last year, her collection of poems Mamasafari and Other Things was short-listed for the 'Kiklop Award for Best Collection of 2012', awarded annually by the Pula Book Fair. Her best-selling book Farewell, Cowboy has already achieved great success in the region, and was even adapted into a stage play. The book will be translated by Celia Hawkesworth and published by Istros Books in 2015.
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Savicevic, Olja
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novels
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Hawkesworth, Celia
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general
Label
Farewell, cowboy, Olja Savicevic; Translated by Celia Hawkesworth
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Publication
Control code
9781908236487
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Extent
200 p.
Isbn
9781908236487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Farewell, cowboy, Olja Savicevic; Translated by Celia Hawkesworth
Publication
Control code
9781908236487
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Extent
200 p.
Isbn
9781908236487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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