In eleven tightly woven chapters that alternate between Renaissance Italy and Tito's Yugoslavia, this novel weaves a double spiral of love intrigue and betrayal at one and the same time, Here it is Rimini, 1535, and the Croatian island of Rab, 1948, just days after Tito's momentous break with Stalin. Lives and fates are intertwined, history repeats itself, nostalgia for home is bittersweet and undying.
Dvorac u Romagni (ACastle in Romagna), published by Durieux in Zagreb, was awarded the Croatian prize for best first novel in 2000.
Selected as the 2005 Best of Literature pick by RebeccasReads.
Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize in 2006.
Please note that this title in an updated translation by Tomislav Kuzmanović and Russell Scott Valentino is now being sold in a new edition published by Amazon Crossing in 2018.