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Barbi Marković - SCREWED-UP TIMES

A unique pop-cultural game set in 1990s Belgrade – and a mad race against a time that truly screwed things up for the city's people.

Belgrade, 1995: Marko, his sister Vanja and Kasandra from the Roma settlement live in the "giant psycho-economical disaster" of 1990s Belgrade – a vicious circle of poverty, violence, inflation, drugs and new technologies. Yet in this inspired novel there aren't just gangs and dealers, there's also a crazy scientist and a time machine, there's a Balkan pop icon and kinky sex, there are bombardments and destruction, but also music and friendship. When the three young friends are catapulted into the war year of 1999, they realise that they have to rescue their city from the disastrous 90s. In a headlong race against the ticking clock they try to find the key to the time warp and re-write history.

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304 pages
format:125 x 205
ISBN: 9783701716982
Release date: 24.08.2021

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Wenn Barbi Marković ein Buch schreibt, begnügt sie sich nie damit, einfach nur ein Buch zu schreiben: Immer ist es zugleich ein unglaublich aufregendes Experiment, aus dem wir verändert und staunend hervorgehen. In der „verschissenen Zeit” lädt sie uns nicht nur als Leser*innen ein, mit Marko, Vanja und Kassandra durch das Belgrad der Neunziger Jahre zu streunen, sie fordert uns auch auf, die Geschichte mit ihr neu zu schreiben.
Dieser Roman ist ein Rollenspiel, in dem die Autorin zur Spielleiterin wird und die unerbittliche Stadt ihrer Kindheit und Jugend zum Spielbrett. In der „verschissenen Zeit“ erfindet Barbi Marković den Roman als magischen Würfel, als Maschine, die stets aufs Neue verrückte Abenteuer erzeugt, als gemeinsame Expedition in die Tiefen der kollektiven Erinnerung.

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Barbi Marković

Born in Belgrade in 1980, Marković studied German literature. She moved to Vienna in 2006 and was Graz writer-in-residence in 2011/2012. She made headlines in 2009 when her Thomas Bernhard remix novel “Izlaženje” was published in German under the title “Ausgehen”. For her novel “Superheldinnen” (2016) she was awarded the Alpha Literary Prize, the fellowship grant of the Adelbert­von­Chamisso Prize and the Priessnitz Prize in 2019. In 2017, Marković presented her work at the Bachmann Prize and in 2018, “Superheldinnen” was adapted and staged at the Volkstheater Wien. Marković has also written numerous short stories as well as plays for stage and radio. Most recently published by Residenz Verlag: “Die verschissene Zeit” (2021).

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