Seeing People Off

Author(s): Jana Benova
Original Publish Date: May 22, 2017
Product Number: EB00793169
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781937512606
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
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*Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature. There is a liveliness and effervescence to Jana BenovA's prose that is magnetic. Whether addressing the loneliness of relationships or the effectiveness of rat poison, her voice and observations call to mind the verve and sophistication of Renata Adler or Jenny Offill, while remaining utterly singular. Seeing People Off follows Elza and Ian, a young couple living in a humongous apartment complex outside Bratislava where the walls play music and talk, and time is immaterial. Drawing on her memories, everyday interactions, observations of post-socialist realities, and Elza's attraction to actor, Kalisto Tanzi, Seeing People Off is a kaleidoscopic, poetic, and deeply funny portrait of a relationship.