We Trade Our Night for Someone Else’s Day
TITLE: We Trade Our Night for Someone Else’s Day
PUBLISHER: Seven Stories Press
NUMBER OF PAGES: 240
PUBLISHED : 12.04.2021.
DIMENSIONS: 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches
TRANSLATED BY: Ellen Elias-Bursac
Her father disappeared in 1991, just before a horrifying massacre of Croats by Serbs. As Nora seeks the truth about his fate, she uncovers heinous instances of immorality throughout a city supposedly promoting “peaceful reintegration” between Croats and Serbs. In her effort to get justice for her father, Nora dooms her own love affair.
Bodrozic smoothly integrates Nora’s gripping personal story with, as revealed in a translator’s note, the recent history of Vukovar, the author’s native city. Noir fans won’t want to miss this one.
What others say…
“In We Trade Our Night for Someone Else’s Day, Ivana Bodrožić takes our most taboo subjects and puts them in a familiar setting, to damning effect.”