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Impossible Encounters: A Mosaic Novel

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A nuanced mix of the ordinary with the surreal, the mundane with the sublime, this mosaic novel quietly twists trusted concepts. With simple yet fine prose, this story unfolds as a series of otherworldly meetings. After death, a man encounters not a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel, but a hall of portraits and, locked in a room, the most extraordinary artwork of all ...more
Hardcover, 119 pages
Published November 5th 2008 by Aio Publishing Company (first published 2000)
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Ezgi Çakın
Jul 09, 2016 Ezgi Çakın rated it it was amazing
An excellant book i've come across in a long time... I loved it and i loved every moment i spent through it. Very well thought... His style is really different from the books we come across today. I do not know but all i know is it will take a long time for me to forget these beautifully written stories.. This is my first book from Zoran Zivkovic and i'm allready in love with him. This might be a short book but it's a must-read.
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An imagined and maybe surreal look at how death arrives, or how we go to it. Instead of a light at the end of the tunnel, it's a portrait hall and finally a door that opens onto a room with the most important painting of all.

In other cases, people who are near the end or ready for the end find inspiration or forgiveness or new hope in places they might now have been expecting.

Very lyrical in tone. Quick read.
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Apr 12, 2009 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and am buying it to add to my personal collection. Translated into English from the Serbian World Fantasy Award-winning author's original words, I was amazed that the stories read as well as they did. The book is very short -- only six brief stories -- but they stay with you long after you've finished reading.
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Deceptively simple, Zivkovic's little book plays with your concepts of time and reality. Try to read it in a single sitting. Mary, you will like this one.
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Zoran Živković was born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, in 1948. In 1973 he graduated from the Department of General Literature with the theory of literature, Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade; he received his master's degree in 1979 and his doctorate in 1982 from the same school. He lives in Belgrade, Serbia, with his wife Mia, who is French, and their twin sons Uroš and Andreja. ...more
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