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Rahul Bery, Vicente Luis Mora
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peninsula Press Ltd
Published: November 2, 2023
ISBN: 9781913512392
192 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


Prussia, the early 19th century. As he attempts to bury his recently deceased wife, Redo Hauptshammer uncovers the frozen body of a uniformed soldier. As he continues to dig, the bodies start to pile up – all of them fallen cavalrymen bearing the secrets of an earlier era.

For readers of W. G. Sebald and Agustín Fernández Mallo, this archaeological novel digs into Europe’s soil, uncovering a long history of violence and expropriation. Mora’s writing is audacious, melancholy, and formally experimental. Each chapter is longer than the one that precedes it – as the bodies proliferate, the story keeps getting more complicated.

In a bold yet lyrical translation by Rahul Bery, Centroeuropa introduces English-speaking readers to one of Europe’s pre-eminent experimental prose writers currently at work.

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