Natural Novel

by Georgi Gospodinov

Rating: 5     1 Vote

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Natural Novel

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Resembling the complex and fragmented way a fly's eye works, Natural Novel contains a myriad of storylines, reflections, and digressions, including a history of toilets and the graffiti found there, a meditation on the relationship between bees and language, and an attempt to write a book using only verbs. Incredibly funny at times, this novel is driven by the narrator's need to come to terms with his dissolving marriage and his wife's infidelity with their close friend. Gospodinov's first novel is both broad in scope and intensely personal, illustrating the impossibility of presenting life truthfully.

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Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Jane
(6 months ago)
02 Dec, 2022
Tale of a young Bulgarian writer who decides to create his own version of a "natural novel" assembled from the bits and pieces of everyday life. Quirky and poignant.

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Country: Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Language: EN
Genre: Humor
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022

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