Cloth $19.00 ISBN: 9781906497880 Published June 2011 World sales rights except India

Summer Resort

Esther Kinsky

Summer Resort
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Esther Kinsky

Distributed for Seagull Books

Translated by Martin Chalmers
108 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2011
Cloth $19.00 ISBN: 9781906497880 Published June 2011 World sales rights except India

Summer Resort, the first novel by noted translator Esther Kinsky, is set in a village somewhere on the endless Hungarian plain. It is the hottest summer in memory and everyone in the village dreams of the sweet life in Üdülö, a summer resort on a river. The characters that populate Summer Resort tell stories—comic, tragic, or both—of life in rural Hungary. Tales of onion kings and melon pickers, of scrapyards and sugar beet factories, paint a vivid and human picture of their world.

 

In the course of the novel, the storytellers’ paths intersect at the summer resort with the bar owner Lacibacsi, the Kozak Boys and their fat and pale wives, and the builder Antal, who introduces a mysterious new woman to the inhabitants of the resort. The stranger disrupts their otherwise staid summer routines—with surprising, unpredictable consequences.

 

Now available for the first time in English, Summer Resort brings to a new audience one of the most distinctive emerging voices in recent German writing.

 
Contents

Üdülo
Scrap Yard
Onions
Sugar Factory
Neighbours
Üdülo
Rivers
Antal
Peacock House
Mother
Shepherds’ Block
Üdülo
Ildi
Cars
River Bank
Agrocompany
Melons
Fire
Üdülo
Miklós
Scrap
Üdülo
Island

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