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Dead Europe
Author: Christos Tsiolkas

ISBN: 9781740511940
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1 June 2005
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.8
An unsettling, brilliant novel about the truths and lies of mythology and history from the acclaimed author of THE SLAP.

'Dead Europe sets sharp realism against folk tale and fable, a world of hauntings and curses against a fiercely political portrait of a society. The energy in the writing, the pure fire in the narrative voice and the fearlessness of the tone make the novel immensely readable, as well as fascinating and original, and establish Christos Tsiolkas in the first rank of contemporary novelists.' Colm Toibin

Isaac is a photographer in his mid-thirties, travelling through Europe. It is the post-Cold War Europe of a united currency, illegal immigration and of a globalised homogenous culture. In his mother's mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire. Subsequently, as his journey continues across Italy, Eastern Europe and Britain he discovers that ghosts keep appearing in the photographs he takes, providing clues to a family secret and tragedy.

Parallel to Isaac's story we are in the Greece of World War II. A peasant family is asked to provide protection to a Jewish boy fleeing the Germans. It is this b...

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