Set in a village somewhere on the endless Hungarian plain, this title features characters who tell stories - comic, tragic, or both - of life in rural Hungary. It includes tales of onion kings and melon pickers, of scrapyards and sugar beet factories, that paint a vivid and human picture of their world.
Esther Kinsky lives in Berlin and Battonya, Hungary. She is the author of a volume of poetry and has translated many notable Polish authors into German. Her second novel, Banatsko, is forthcoming. Martin Chalmers is a translator and editor living in Berlin. His translations include The Silences of Hammerstein, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, also published by Seagull Books. Together, Kinsky and Chalmers translated Enzensberger's collection of poems, A History of Clouds: 99 Meditations, also published by Seagull Books.