Breathing into Marble

by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė


Fiction from Noir Press
Translated from Lithuanian

Breathing into Marble is a dark and poetic story of love, family, deception and death.

Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature

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Noir Press | paperback | 192 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9955600-0-0

When Isabel decides to adopt the troubled young orphan, Ilya, she has no idea of the trauma that is about to be unleashed. Taking him back home to their cottage in the country, his dark presence unsettles the family and resurrects the ghosts of Isabel’s past.

Translated into English by Marija Marcinkute


‘A book so full of strong emotions that it is possible to feel the characters breathing down your neck while you read it’
— Ugne Barauskaite, No Men, No Cry, Contemporary Lithuanian Women’s Prose

‘The young writer unfolds, with great talent, some of the aspects of a woman’s psyche that have so far hardly been treated in Lithuanian literature’
— Jurate Sprindyte, The Vilnius Review

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