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Yolk (Signed by author)

Novakovich, Josip

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ISBN 10: 1555972292 / ISBN 13: 9781555972295
Published by Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, Minn., 1995
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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205 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Very clean and tight copy. Record # 455803. Bookseller Inventory # 455803

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Title: Yolk (Signed by author)

Publisher: Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, Minn.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Yolk is a reflective and sometimes bizarre collection of stories by Croat writer-in-exile Josip Novakovich. Incorporating themes of unrequited love, obsession, war, faith, displacement, and death rituals, Novakovich's singular style reveals his affection for paradox and absurdity. Set primarily in Eastern Europe, these folktales also display Novakovich's unique social critique and dry wit. But more than the topicality gives the work its weight: the characters in Yolk touch on the universals of human experience-- the sublime as well as the base. The stories carry an odd notion of decay and infirmity, sexual peculiarity, and disturbed characters, all under the guise of a "once upon a time" innocence.

Many readers were recently introduced to Novakovich with Graywolf's publication of Apricots from Chernobyl, a collection of spirited narratives that the Hungry Mind Review called "a terrific achievement ... a celebration of life."

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"If I told you the best short story you are going to read this year was about growing up Protestant in Yugoslavia, would you believe me? Try Josip Novakovich before you doubt." --Boston Globe

"One of the best young writers at work in America today. " --Toby Olson

Yolk is a reflective and sometimes bizarre collection of stories by Croat writer-in-exile Josip Novakovich. Incorporating themes of unrequited love, obsession, war, faith, displacement, and death rituals, Novakovich's singular style reveals his affection for paradox and absurdity. Set primarily in Eastern Europe, these folktales also display Novakovich's unique social critique and dry wit. But more than the topicality gives the work its weight: the characters in Yolk touch on the universals of human experience-- the sublime as well as the base. The stories carry an odd notion of decay and infirmity, sexual peculiarity, and disturbed characters, all under the guise of a "once upon a time" innocence.

Many readers were recently introduced to Novakovich with Graywolf's publication of Apricots from Chernobyl, a collection of spirited narratives that the Hungry Mind Review called "a terrific achievement ... a celebration of life."

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