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"The stand-out moments of A Short Tale of Shame lie not in the resolution of the friend-love triangle, but in the characters’ semi-mythical experience of the journey."—Tom Faure, Numero Cinq

"Like the best of Continental literature, Igov's short and haunting novel manages to be about everything and nothing at once."—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Angel Igov is a Bulgarian writer, literary critic, and translator. He has published two collections of short stories, the first of which won the Southern Spring award for debut fiction. Igov has also translated books by Paul Auster, Martin Amis, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan into Bulgarian.

Angela Rodel earned an M.A. in linguistics from UCLA and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study and learn Bulgarian. In 2010 she won a PEN Translation Fund Grant for Georgi Tenev's short story collection. She is one of the most prolific translators of Bulgarian literature working today.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Open Letter; Reprint edition (May 21, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934824763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934824764
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,742,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany Heater on May 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is the story of a widower who takes a road trip to deal with his grief, and picks up three hitchhikers. On their journey they discover how they are shamefully connected, though I felt there were only a few moments that really were shameful.

I wasn't sure I liked this book when I first started reading it. I am the type of person that needs paragraphs. I need a place to pause so I can think about what I am reading, or just take a break from the book, and I often found myself trapped until the end of each chapter. I crave structure and I found the author's style of writing, without the traditional visual breaks a little tiresome. There are instances where the book goes on for 10 pages or more without starting a new paragraph and I found myself wondering whether or not I was reading a rough draft of the book?

Style aside, now that its been a few days since I finished the book, I find myself thinking about the characters, and wondering what they are up to, and if they are still feeling shameful. And I must admit, I did enjoy reading this book, and I think it was nice to challenge myself to a new style of writing.

I received this ARC through a Good Reads First Reads giveaway.
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