Sanje Publishing

The Search for the Lost Boy
by Nika Maj

  • original title: Iskanje izgubljenega fanta
  • novel
  • first published in 2008
  • 240 pages
  • rights available: world
The Search for the Lost Boy

Daša and Igor are a well-of middle-aged couple. However, behind the image of an ideal couple is their grief for the lost son. Seven years have passed since his death, turning gradually into a course of mutual accusations, alienation and indifference. The core of their monotonous relation is shaken by Daša's decision to arrange weekend visits by the thirteen-year-old Sean from a juvenile institution. Can Sean change, can his presence fill the empty space, created by the lost son, and finally, can Daša and Igor again find the love that held them together so strongly before the tragic turning point? Alongside refined characters, we are taken into the story on finding the common language – common understanding and closeness.