Sanje Publishing

by Helena Cestnik

  • original title: Črna
  • novel
  • first published in 2012
  • 128 pages
  • rights available: world

Black is a story of encounters: the present and the past complement one another, two generations face each other, step-parents and biological parents fight for the love of a child, a pupil teaches the teacher, two cultures intertwine, one nationality merges into another – marked in black. Helena, the narrator, is a guest in the world of her own words and those of Black, in which her pupil, Tatjana, transcends with maturity the pain originating in Sonja's life in the orphanage. The contrasts are integrated in Helena's unique world of three-named wealth.