Games with Greta : & Other Stories, Paperback / softback Book

Games with Greta : & Other Stories Paperback / softback

Part of the Slovenian Literature Series series

Paperback / softback

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The protagonists of Suzana Tratnik's short stories all share a sense of isolation on society's margins.

Whether non-participants in the mainstream, rebels against it, or its occasional victims, they're well practiced at recognizing the herd instinct in action.

From the six-year-old girl who discovers transgressive new games to play with her glamorous cousin from England; to a decidedly unusual schoolchild inventing a novel way of getting back at playground bullies; to young women who find their love interests drifting away, seduced by conventional notions of popularity and success; to a narrator who suddenly finds herself on no ordinary train trip through the heart of Slovenia-these are characters and stories that deftly and sardonically underscore the phantom nature of "normalcy" itself and the risks of its tyranny for dissenters and conformists alike.