The Resource Leeches, David Albahari ; translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać

Leeches, David Albahari ; translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać

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Leeches
Title
Leeches
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David Albahari ; translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać
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  • eng
  • srp
  • eng
Summary
The place is Serbia, the time is the late 1990s. Our protagonist, a single man, writes a regular op-ed column for a Belgrade newspaper and spends the rest of his time with his best friend, smoking pot and talking about sex, politics, and life in general. One day on the shore of the Danube he spots a man slapping a beautiful woman. Intrigued, he follows the woman into the tangled streets of the city until he loses sight of her. A few days later he receives a mysterious manuscript whose contents seem to mutate each time he opens it. To decipher the manuscript - a collection of fragments on the Kabbalah and the history of the Jews of Zemun and Belgrade - he contacts an old schoolmate, now an eccentric mathematician, and a group of men from the Jewish community. As the narrator delves deeper into arcane topics, he begins to see signs of anti-Semitism, past and present, throughout the city and he feels impelled to denounce it. But his increasingly passionate columns erupt in a scandal culminating in murder
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DLC
Dewey number
891.8/235
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG1419.1.L335
LC item number
P5813 2011
Literary form
fiction
Leeches, David Albahari ; translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać
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Leeches, David Albahari ; translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać
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Translation of: Pijavice
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ocn318415584
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9780151015023
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010042764
System control number
(OCoLC)318415584

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