Open Letter Books
novel | paperback| 145 pages
CO-WINNER OF THE CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN WRITERS CONTEST
A Short Tale of Shame marks the arrival of a new talent in Bulgarian literature with a novel about the need to come to terms with the shame and guilt we all harbor.
Translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel
About the Author: Angel Igov is a Bulgarian writer, literary critic, and translator. He has published two collections of short stories, the first of which won the Southern Spring award for debut fiction. Igov has also translated books by Paul Auster, Martin Amis, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan into Bulgarian. He is currently getting his PhD in European Literature.
“A Short Tale of Shame is a novel about the road, on the road, a Balkan road novel. . . . A stylish, marvelously-imagined book, winding around the footprints of John Banville’s The Sea.”
—Dimiter Kenarov, Kultura