By Ádám Bodor
Lyrical, surreal, and but unsettlingly reasonable, The Sinistra area swims within the totalitarian backwaters of jap Europe
Entering a unusual, distant hamlet, Andrei calls himself "a uncomplicated wayfarer," yet he's in truth hugely compromised: he has no id papers. Taken less than the wing of the army zone's commander, Andrei is first assigned to protect the blueberries that provide a close-by endure reserve. he's surrounded via human wrecks, supernatural umbrellas, birds wearing plagues, albino twins.
The bears - and an affair with a married girl - occupy Andrei till his protector is changed by means of a brand new woman commander, "a narrow creature, quiet, diaphanous, like a dragonfly," and but an iron-fisted harridan. As issues develop ever extra alarming, Andrei turns into a "corpse watchman," status safeguard over the useless to examine for any indicators of lifestyles, after which ...