The Resource Dead Europe

Dead Europe

Label
Dead Europe
Title
Dead Europe
Statement of responsibility
Christos Tsiolkas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Special edition to coincide with the Australian release of the film Dead Europe. An unsettling, brilliant novel about the truths and lies of mythology and history from the acclaimed author of The Slap. Isaac is a photographer in his mid-30, travelling through Europe. It is the post-Cold War Europe of a united currency, illegal immigration and of a globalised homogenous culture. In his mother's mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire. Subsequently, as his journey continues across Italy, Eastern Europe and Britain he discovers that ghosts keep appearing in the photographs he takes, providing clues to a family secret and tragedy. Parallel to Isaac's story we are in the Greece of World War II. A peasant family is asked to provide protection to a Jewish boy fleeing the Germans. It is this boy who will become the vampire. From the mountains of Greece to the inner-city streets of 1960s Melbourne, we trace the journey of this malevolent force as it feeds on generation after generation of Isaac's family, seeking revenge and justice. From Christos Tsiolkas: 'In attempting to trace back through the mythologies, lies and truths of history, I want to examine how the legacies of the past still actively disturb our sleep in the present. Isaac's story is written in a contemporary idiom, in the first person, as he reflects on his alienation from Europe, on what it means to be an artist, to be a man in love, to be an ethical human in a supposedly post-ideological age . . . I am also attempting to understand the longest standing of all European racial legacies: anti-Semitism. The vampire is not only the restless spirit of a dead boy. It is also the golem, the Christ Killer, the killer of children. It is this legacy that Isaac must face . . . Now a major motion picture released by Paramount and Transmission films
Summary
Isaac is a photographer in his mid-30s, travelling through Europe. It is the post-Cold War Europe of a united currency, illegal immigration and of a globalised homogenous culture. In his mother's mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire. Subsequently, as his journey continues across Italy, Eastern Europe and Britain he discovers that ghosts keep appearing in the photographs he takes, providing clues to a family secret and tragedy. Parallel to Isaac's story we are in the Greece of World War II. A peasant family is asked to provide protection to a Jewish boy fleeing the Germans. It is this boy who will become the vampire. From the mountains of Greece to the inner-city streets of 1960s Melbourne, we trace the journey of this malevolent force as it feeds on generation after generation of Isaac's family, seeking revenge and justice.
Storyline
Tone
Award
Age Fiction or Imaginative Writing Award, 2006.
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291205
Cataloging source
ANL
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1965-
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Christos Tsiolkas
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Dead Europe
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006379
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742743905
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dead Europe
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006379
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742743905
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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