An entertaining story of a Budapest vampire dynasty. Jerne Voltampere's Grandmother doesn't look her age, but she is 284 years old. She looks like a young woman. No wonder, as every night she sucks the blood of assorted men. She is a vampire and wants her grandchild to follow the family tradition. Her Granddaughter, Jerne has just returned to Budapest after a posh education at an English college, Winterwood. Reincarnations of the Bronte sisters taught her to write fairy tales. Jerne writes children's books, but they are considered too bloody to be published. Her Grandmother is adamant: Jerne will have to give up her literary ambitions and become a vampire. In the meanwhile, she takes an undemanding job as an editor. But the married couple who run the publishing house behave more and more suspiciously. This is a story of a death and the afterlife told by a witty and irresistible narrator. The first Budapest vampire story from the home country of Béla Lugosi.
|Publisher:||Boyars, Marion Publishers, Incorporated|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
Noémi Szécsi's first book, The Finno-Ugrian Vampire
was voted the Best Book in Hungary in 2011. Her second novel was Hungarian winner of the 2009 European Union Prize for Literature. Author of four novels, she was awarded the state decoration ‘Jo´zsef Attila di´j’ for her literary achievements.
Peter Sherwood: Peter Sherwood is Distinguished Professor of Hungarian Language and Culture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US. Recipient of 2011, Janos Lotz Medal of the International Association for Hungarian Studies, his translations span prose, short stories, poetry, drama and opera.
What People are Saying About This
The book uses innovative means of the highest literary standard and a dynamic, natural and yet ironic style as it pumps fresh blood into the anaemic arteries of the vampire myth" - Hungarian Literature Online
"The Finno-Ugrian Vampire (trans. Peter Sherwood), a linguistic tour-de-force and play on myths" - Rosie Goldsmith, BBC journalist and presenter of Crossing Continents