The Physics of SorrowBook - 2015 | First edition.
Using the myth of the Minotaur as its organizing image, the narrator of Gospodinov's long-awaited novel constructs a labyrinth of stories about his family, jumping from era to era and viewpoint to viewpoint, exploring the mindset and trappings of Eastern Europeans. Incredibly moving-such as with the story of his grandfather accidentally being left behind at a mill-and extraordinarily funny-see the section on the awfulness of the question "how are you?"- Physics is a book that you can inhabit, tracing connections, following the narrator down various "side passages," getting pleasantly lost in the various stories and empathizing with the sorrowful, misunderstood Minotaur at the center of it all.
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: GOSPO
Characteristics: 283 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Fizika na tŭgata. English