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Before the Feast

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
It's the night before the feast in the village of Furstenfelde (population: an odd number). The village is asleep. Except for the ferryman - he's dead. And Mrs. Kranz, the night-blind painter, who wants to depict her village for the first time at night. A bell-ringer and his apprentice want to ring the bells - the only problem is that the bells have gone. A vixen is looking for eggs for her young, and Mr. Schramm is discovering more reasons to quit life than to quit smoking.

Someone has opened the doors to the Village Archive, but what drives the sleepless out of their houses is not that which was stolen, but that which has escaped. Old stories, myths, and fairy tales are wandering about the streets with the people. They come together in a novel about a long night, a mosaic of village life, in which the long-established and newcomers, the dead and the living, craftsmen, pensioners, and noble robbers in football shirts bump into each other. They all want to bring something to a close, in this night before the feast.

Genre: General Fiction

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October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Before the Feast (Demy Hardback)
Author(s): Sasa Stanisic
ISBN: 1-78227-129-5 / 978-1-78227-129-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before the Feast
Author(s): Sasa Stanisic
ISBN: 1-78227-175-9 / 978-1-78227-175-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Before the Feast
Author(s): Sasa Stanisic
ISBN: 1-941040-39-X / 978-1-941040-39-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tin House Books
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June 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Before the Feast
Author(s): Sasa Stanisic
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October 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before the Feast
Author(s): Saa Staniic
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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