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S

(1999)
A Novel About the Balkans
(As If I Am Not There)
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Slavenka Drakulic's works of reportage have brilliantly rendered the political and social unrest in Eastern Europe, and her novel The Taste of a Man, was praised as "stunningly good ... superbly crafted, with a journalist's eye for detail and a poet's feel for emotional truth". (Elle) Now, Drakulic again combines the best of both in S. her latest, most haunting novel to date.

Set in 1992, during the height of the Bosnian war, S. reveals one of the most gruesome aspects of war; the rape and torture of civilian women by occupying forces. S. is the story of a Bosnian woman in exile who has just given birth to an unwanted child; one without a country, a name, a father, or a language. It is the birth of this child that reminds her of an even more grueling experience--being repeatedly raped by Serbian soldiers in the "women's room" of a prison camp in Bosnia. Through a series of flashbacks, S. relives the unspeakable crimes she has endured and in telling her story, depicts the blackest side of human nature during wartime. Timely, harrowing, and strangely compelling, with S. Drakulic once again proves her worth as "a writer of senstivity, intelligence and grace." (Alice Walker)

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"A writer of senstivity, intelligence and grace." - Alice Walker


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Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: S.
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic
ISBN: 0-670-89097-9 / 978-0-670-89097-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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November 1999 : UK Hardback

Title: As If I Am Not There
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic
ISBN: 0-356-21829-5 / 978-0-356-21829-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: S.: A Novel About the Balkans
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic
ISBN: 0-14-029844-4 / 978-0-14-029844-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: As If I Am Not There
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic
ISBN: 0-349-11262-2 / 978-0-349-11262-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: As If I Am Not There
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: As If I Am Not There
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2001 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: S.: A Novel about the Balkans
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon