WINNER OF THE EU PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE KRESNIK AWARD
Twenty-five years into the future, a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves hardest hit, trapped in a crumbling world they did not want – among them childhood friends Evan, an addict theatre director; Kras, a family patriarch and ex-war-minister; and Zoja, an anarchist poet. As they each prepare to celebrate their fiftieth birthdays, the friends desperately try to recapture the magic of their former lives and hold on to some sort of sense of belonging.
With its experimental style and sharp focus on the contradictions of modernity, In/Halfis a powerful statement on the perils of the future, and on the nature of the novel, by an outstanding voice from the new generation of writers.
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About the Author
Jasmin B. Frelih studied comparative literature, literary theoryand history at the University of Ljubljana. His publishedworks include a short story collection (Tiny Ideologies) and abook of essays (Pale Freedom). His debut novel In/Half waspublished in 2013 to great critical acclaim, receiving the bestliterary debut award at the annual Slovenian Book Fair as wellas the EU Prize for Literature. In/Half was also shortlisted forthe Kresnik Award, and translation rights have been sold tomore than ten territories. He lives in Slovenia.
Jason Blakewas born, raised and educated for the most part in Toronto, before moving to Slovenia where he now teaches in the English Department at the University of Ljubljana. His translations from German and Slovenian have appeared in Dalkey Archive Press’s Best European Fiction. He works closely with Slovenia’s annual Vilenica International Literary Festival, the Litteræ Slovenicæ series, and the Slovene Writers’ Association. His book Slovenia: Culture Smart! was published by Kuperard in 2010.