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This is like a fairy tale, all this. A woman meets a stranger who tells her her identity is a lie. 772 (or 789) children's brains rest silently in jars. A traveller comes to a quotidian city, unknowingly approaching her past. From the author of Trieste (shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) comes this bedazzling kaleidoscopic novel, stitching together fact and fiction, history and memory, words and images into a heart-breaking collage that manages to look askance at the blinding horror of history. Ranging across themes of memory, loss, inheritance and storytelling, Drndic borrows from every tradition of writing to weave together a fragmented narrative of love and disease, in a novel that's very format raises penetrating and unanswerable questions about history, and the processes by which we describe and remember it.


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"Although this fiction, Trieste is also a deeply researched historical." - N D Wilson

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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: Leica Format
Author(s): Daa Drndic
ISBN: 0-85705-326-4 / 978-0-85705-326-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Leica Format
Author(s): Dasa Drndic
ISBN: 0-85705-327-2 / 978-0-85705-327-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK