Dana Grigorcea, Imogen Taylor
In post-Communist Romania, on the border with Transylvania, the sleepy little town of B. is losing its young people to the West.
A young painter returned from Paris and her eccentric great-aunt seem unconcerned with the decline of the town, until a mutilated corpse is found in the family crypt of Prince Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula.
As the world’s attention turns to B., the mayor and his son take advantage and turn the town into a vampire-inspired theme park. Tourists flock, but beneath the surface ancient horrors live on.
This is a breathtaking, atmospheric tale of revenge, extremism and the longing for a strong leader, for a strict, cruel judge – like Dracula.
'An incredible writer.' -- Milo Rau, Swiss TV Literature Club 'A dreamy and rock-hard horror story.' * Frankfurter Rundschau * 'An artistic Dracula story, an artist novel, a farce, and it's all told with great eloquence.' * SWR 2 * 'Topical and worth reading far beyond Romania.' * SRF 2 * 'As dizzying as it is poetic and entertaining.' * Die Presse *
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