Sanje Publishing

by Vesna Milek

  • original title: Kalipso
  • novel
  • 1st edition published in 2002, present edition published in 2007
  • bestseller
  • 272 pages
  • translated into: Croatian
  • sample translation available in English

Calypso is a novel in diary form with a strange subtitle A Pathetic Novel, dissecting the life of the protagonist narrator in lucid, precise style.

Rebeka, twenty-five, is obsessed with men. Each affair represents reaching out towards the fullness of life, and each ends with another bout of depression and an empty fridge: Rebeka knows no middle ground and no moderate feelings, on the brink of madness is the only place where she is alive.

Sample English translation is available in the attachement.