Distance (The)


Release date : Thursday 20 august 2020
Genre : Novel

Book ISBN number : 978-2-88927-806-0

Year : 2020
Column : Literature

In the spring of 1970, a Pretoria schoolboy falls in love with Muhammad Ali. He begins to collect cuttings about his hero from the newspapers, an obsession that grows into a ragged archive of scrapbooks. Forty years later, when Joe has become a writer, these scrapbooks both insist on and obscure a book about his boyhood. He turns to his brother Branko, a sound editor, for help with recovering their shared past. But can a story ever belong equally to two people?
Against a spectacular backdrop, the heyday of the greatest showman of them all, Vladislavić unfolds a small, fragmentary story of family life and boyish ambition, illuminating the origins of a writing life and the limits of language.

Archipelago Books, 2020
ISBN 978-1-939810-76-2 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-939810-77-9 (ebook)
More at archipelago books.org

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