Sanje Publishing

by Desa Muck

  • original title: Panika
  • novel
  • first published in 2003
  • bestseller
  • 270 pages
  • rights available: world
  • sample translations available in English and French

Panic parodies the romance genre to delve into the complex interplay of personal identity and interpersonal relationships. The tone is light, even frivolous, but the central theme has a grating edge to it. The plot concentrates on a personal crisis in the life of an ordinary middle-aged woman leading to the breaking up of her family and to the very brink of madness, but the ever-present irony prevents the novel from stumbling towards sentimentality.

Sample English translation is available in the attachement.