Book of the Week: Fiume - The Lost River
Fiume–The Lost River by author Branka Cubrilo has been given the Book of the Week award for June 22, 2014 at angiesdiary.com.
Branka is a writer of exceptional talent who traverses cultural, historical and linguistic barriers in her writing with a passionate fluidity.
I have read Branka’s novel “Fiume – The Lost River” which tells the story of migration and place; of Australia and Europe through the mysterious journey of a handful of characters.
Branka’s work has the great virtue of capturing the essence of place and nation with a seamless-ness found only in the works of great writers who themselves have known displacement and separation.
Her writing is beautifully evocative and captures the sense of place and atmosphere in a way which is transporting for the reader.
One can taste the salt air of the Croatian coastline and feel the heat reflected from the pavements of Darlinghurst or Kings Cross while being drawn into the penetrating psychology of the book’s protagonists.
Branka is both an exceptional writer and exceptional person. She has an acutely intelligent and engaging mind.
She has always demonstrated an integrity in her life and writing which drives her toward a psychological truth. She is and observer and translator of human complexities and this is nowhere more evident than in her writing.
Despite many of the psychologically disturbing themes in her writing Branka has a wonderful sense of playfulness and spirit for life.
―Prof. Penny Green
University of Westminster, London, UK
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