Open Letter Books
novel | paperback| 296 pages
WINNER OF THE CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN WRITERS CONTEST
A blackly hilarious novel that hides its pessimistic reflections on the power of money, the evils of charlatanism, and the gullibility of humanity behind the comic observations and adventures of the always striving and forever bumbling Da Silva, Milen Ruskov’s Thrown into Nature is a comic tour de force.
Translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel
About the Author: Milen Ruskov is a Bulgarian writer and translator. He has written two novels: Pocket Encyclopaedia of Mysteries (2004), which was awarded the Bulgarian Prize for Debut Fiction, and Thrown into Nature(2008), which was awarded the prize for VIK Novel of the Year. He has translated more than twenty books from English, including work by Thomas De Quincey, Martin Amis, and Mary Shelley.
“I was bewitched by this strangely beguiling novel, beautifully written and conceived with an astonishing imaginative range. Ruskov writes like an angel.”
—Alex Miller, author of Journey to the Stone Country