David Albahari is one of the most prominent writers to emerge from the former Yugoslavia in the last twenty years. His serious, understated explorations of the self have influenced many writers of his native land's younger generation. The narrator of Bait has just exiled himself to Canada after the collapse of Yugoslavia and the death of his mother. As he listens to a series of audio tapes recorded by the mother years before, the narrator ponders her life and their relationship while simultaneously trying to come to terms with a new life of his own-one of exile and the confusion of a new language and culture. Bait is an exquisitely crafted novel that exhibits the wit and raw honesty Albahari's readers have long admired.
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Review: BaitUser Review - Djordje Popovic - Goodreads
The ode to language, emotion, presence, life, death, exile and new beginning. A real piece of art. Read full review
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Imagine these are the rules: 1) The novel you write will be more about you writing the novel than it is about whatever the novel is about. Even though you may put yourself, as the writer, in the 3rd ... Read full review