See Lidija Dimkovska and A Spare Life in a Bookstore Near You
“A kaleidoscopic, bighearted novel”
— Publishers Weekly
Come see Two Lines Press’s latest author and its biggest book ever! Throughout October, we’re putting TLP author Lidija Dimkovska on an epic, 10-city, coast-to-coast tour for her major, EU Prize–winning novel A Spare Life (beautifully translated by Christina Kramer), which we release next month.
“Bringing to mind Elena Ferrante and Magda Szabó in its social observation and mordant humor” (Katie Kitamura, author of The Longshot and A Separation), A Spare Life is the story of conjoined twin sisters growing up under communism in Yugoslavia. It’s a story of transitions: transitions from communism to capitalism, the disintegration of the Balkans, and the poignant story of two sisters whose bond is repeatedly tried.
Dimkovska is already known in the U.S as an incredibly talented poet (with books from Copper Canyon and Ugly Duckling), and A Spare Life introduces her as a major novelist. Dubravka Ugrešić, reigning queen of Balkan literature, says “Lidija Dimkovska enriches our contemporary museum of literary wonders with her powerful, grotesque, weird details and episodes told within the merry old novelistic tradition.”
Thank you so much to all the incredible partners across the nation that have made this tour possible! See Lidija Dimkovska at these amazing venues: