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The Ministry of Pain
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ecco Pr
Publication date March 1, 2006
Pages 257
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060825843
ISBN-10 0060825847
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Abandoned by her husband in Berlin after being forced into exile by the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, Tanja Lucic seeks sanctuary in the Department of Slavonic Language at the University of Amsterdam, where she and her fellow displaced students struggle to confront their traumatic memories of their homeland. By the author of The Museum of Unconditional Surrender. 25,000 first printing.
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Having fled the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, Tanja Lucic is now a professor of literature at the University of Amsterdam, where she teaches a class filled with other young Yugoslav exiles, most of whom earn meager wages assembling leather and rubber S&M clothing at a sweatshop they call the "Ministry." Abandoning literature, Tanja encourages her students to indulge their "Yugonostalgia" in essays about their personal experiences during their homeland's cultural and physical disintegration. But Tanja's act of academic rebellion incites the rage of one renegade member of her class—and pulls her dangerously close to another—which, in turn, exacerbates the tensions of a life in exile that has now begun to spiral seriously out of control.



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Hardcover
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from Ecco Pr (March 1, 2006)
9780060825843 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Forced into exile by the breakup of Yugoslavia, Tanja Lucic seeks sanctuary in the Department of Slavonic Language at the University of Amsterdam, where she and her fellow displaced students struggle to confront memories of their homeland.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Perennial (March 1, 2007)
9780060825850 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Abandoned by her husband in Berlin after being forced into exile by the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, Tanja Lucic seeks sanctuary in the Department of Slavonic Language at the University of Amsterdam, where she and her fellow displaced students struggle to confront their traumatic memories of their homeland.
from Al Saqi (August 13, 2005)
9780863560583 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $16.75
About: Tanja Lucic teaches at the University of Amsterdam and lives on the edge of the city's red light district.
Miscellaneous
from Harpercollins (November 10, 2009)
9780061986093 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $9.99

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