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Zagreb, Exit South


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""""Zagreb, Exit South"" is a deep, melancholy book about the resignation of the 40 year old, about people who have given up on life, who can only exist on the street or in bars because they fear and dread going home to their high-rise caverns in New Zagreb where the rules of an allegedly organized world reign. But Popovic's characters have no patience with the lies of this world. They have no patience because they have neither homes nor a homeland: they have lost all their illusions. Popovic is simply the epitome of the urban writer. . . . The best narrator of his generation has achieved literary maturity and that is great news.'-Slobodan Novak

""Zagreb, Exit South"" masterfully illuminates the lives of diverse, colorful characters adrift in postwar Croatia. Through bleary, middle-aged eyes, stymied writer Baba takes readers on an amusing, thought-provoking ride as he circles the streets of Zagreb bemoaning the dying out of domestic beer, Kancheli's ridiculous musical lighter, and the fear of going home. His wife Vera, facing wrinkles and an alcoholic spouse, discovers that e-mail is cheaper than therapy as she reshapes her life. Reflective insight, biting humor, and life-changing experiences combine to revive hope in the shadows of Zagreb's city buildings.

About the Author

Born 1957 in Livno, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Resides in Zagreb. A founder/editor of the journal, "Quorum," his first collection of stories, "Midnight Boogie," was hailed by Croatian critics as the most charismatic book of the 1980s. As a journalist, published widely from the battlefields during the Homeland War. His experiences as journalist and soldier chronicled in "Under the Rainbow," (novella) and in memoirs.

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Susan Wiget, November 1, 2009 (view all comments by Susan Wiget)
This short novel is simultaneously funny and sad. In modern-day Croatia, the characters have no idea how to seek happiness in their post-traumatic stress syndrome lives. They foolishly seek it through alcohol, sex, and dysfunctional relationships. While their lives seem largely meaningless and pathetic, and Baba and Vera in particular need to take communication lessons from Marshall Rosenberg, the reader nonetheless manages to sympathize with them and hopes that they make some progress.
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Busic, Julienne Eden
Ooligan Press
Busic, Julienne Eden
Busic, Julienne Eden
Popovic, EDO
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