Rights offering detail :
DEATH OF THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
Jan. 22, 2019
Author:
Zoran Ferić
Category:
Fiction: General/Other
Description:
A “Mediterranean Twin Peaks”, this social novel with a distincive crime-plot powerfuly provokes a deeply entranched bourgeois taste but is also an allegory for the atmosphere in the entire country of the 90s as the war and death find their very unispected and unusual ways to present.

The titular last story in Ferić's collection “An Angel in Offside” has become the first chapter of this novel. Critics generally agree that Ferić’s work is exceptional, which may not be to everyone’s taste due to the theme and methods. Indeed, the novel, in certain aspects, strongly provokes a deeply entrenched bourgeois taste. It is a social novel with a distinctive crime-plot. Its main character Fero, a pathologist, is investigating the death of a Romanian transvestite whom they called the Little Match Girl because he helped spread a venereal disease which causes burning urination. However, this plot is only a skeleton in which bizarre characters and events during the war period on the island of Rab are intertwined. The island itself is an allegory for the atmosphere in the entire country, shattered by the roar of ammunition, in which death occurs in the most bizarre ways.
Rights available:
World
Rights sold:
USA (Autumn Hill Books), Germany (Folio Verlag), Italy (Nikita Editore), Slovenia (V.B.Z.), Turkey (Dora Basım Yayın)
Other Information:
"When the author's name is Zoran Ferić, who earned every prize he got, and several which he missed, and who never disappointed his audience, though he did cause shock with his themes, motives and peculiar worldview – the anticipation is more than understandable."
Jagna Pogačnik, Jutarnji list
Contact:
Diana Matulic
Corto Literary
diana@cortoliterary.com
phone: +385 91 4577 409
Zagreb
Offering #:
14782
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