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The Ministry of Pain
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Al Saqi
Publication date August 13, 2005
Pages 240
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780863560583
ISBN-10 086356058X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.75
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Tanja Lucic teaches at the University of Amsterdam and lives on the edge of the city's red light district. She and her pupils, fleeing the violent break-up of their homeland Yugoslavia, have found temporary refuge in the Department of Slavonic Languages.
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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
Book cover for 9780060825850 Book cover for 9780863560583
 
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.
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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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