In his novel School, Latvian author Pauls Bankovskis refrains from depicting pretty remembrances of an untroubled youth. Rather he tells dark stories packaged in a clear, almost disturbingly sober style.
Naive Pflanze (Naïve Plant)
Bálint Harcos volume of prose, Naiv Növény/Naïve Plant, appeared in September 2008 in German translation at merz&solitude;. It tells of a young man’s attempt to liberate himself from all social and cultural contexts to achieve full freedom and emerge completely anew.
Snapshots and Short Stories from Capetown
Yet, in Dream Homes, Henrietta Rose-Innes offers manifold changes of perspective. Her protagonists demonstrate the moment of self-awareness, which is triggered by extraordinary experiences with foreign people and unfamiliar places.