[The lower Carpathians]
We are finally getting Bogdan Suceavă’s magical novella Miruna, a Tale to the printers this week. On the surface it is about the art of storytelling, and the telling of the history of a family and their ancestral village in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. But what becomes clear as the telling progresses is that when one speaks of history there is no way to disentangle myth from reality, no matter what the source (newspapers are hardly more believable than hearsay), so that “truth” remains forever elusive, nothing more than an amalgam of the actual and pure invention.
The official “release” is mid-January in the UK, and sometime next autumn in the US, but we’ll have copies first week of December. For more info go here.