• Three Loves, One Death

Part of the Peter Owen World Series: Slovenia

A small family move out to the Slovenian countryside. The plan is to restore and make habitable a large, dilapidated farmhouse. Then the relatives arrive. There’s Cousin Vladimir, a former partisan writing his memoirs, Uncle Vinko, an accountant who would like to raise the largest head of cabbage for the Guinness Book of Records, Aunt Mara and her illegitimate daughter Elisabeth who’s bent on losing her virginity. And finally Uncle Schweik, the accidental hero of the war of liberation and who everyone assumed was dead …

Evald Flisar handles the absurd events that follow in Three Loves, One Death like no other writer, making the smallest incidents rich in meaning. The house, the family, their competing instincts and desires, provide an unlikely vehicle for Flisar’s commentary on the nature of social cohesion and freedom.

Read a review of Three Loves, One Death from The Irish Times

The Peter Owen World Series is a collaborative project with Istros Books bringing you a selection of three books from one language, culture or geographical region twice a year.



EVALD FLISAR (b. 1945) is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of short stories, three travelogues, two books for children and fifteen stage plays. Among his many awards are the Prešeren Foundation Prize, the highest state award for prose and drama and the prestigious Župančič Award for lifetime achievement. He is the most widely translated Slovenian author (150 translations in thirty-eight languages). His novel On the Gold Coast was nominated for the Dublin Impac Prize 2015.
Bibliographic Data
Date Published 17th November 2016
ISBN Number 9780720619300
Pages 224

Three Loves, One Death

  • £9.99


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