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Three Loves, One Death

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A small family moves to the Slovenian countryside to restore a large, dilapidated farmhouse. Then the relatives arrive—Cousin Vladimir, a former partisan writing his memoirs, Uncle Vinko, an accountant who would like to raise the largest head of cabbage on record, Aunt Mara, and her illegitimate daughter Elisabeth, bent on losing her virginity. And finally Uncle Schweik, the accidental hero who everyone assumed was dead. Flisar handles the absurd events that follow like no other writer, making the smallest incidents rich in meaning.

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