Mars: Stories

byAsja BakicTranslated byJennifer ZobleAfterword byEllen Elias-Bursac

March 22, 2019|
Mars: Stories by Asja Bakic
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This debut collection of darkly humorous, feminist speculative fiction from the Balkans of "sly, uncommon stories" by "a major talent" (Jeff VanderMeer, author of Borne).

Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, an emerging feminist writer explores twenty-first century promises of knowledge, freedom, and power.

“BakiÄ’s stories are a dark delight—a treasury of forbidden pleasures, moments of resistance and resilience, and terrifying possibilities.” —Strange Horizons

“At turns funny, surreal, and grounded in simple language but flung through twisted realities, the stories in this collection are provocative and utterly readable.” —The Brooklyn Rail

“Skillfully disorienting.” —BUST

Asja BakiÄ (1982) is a Bosnian poet, writer, and translator. She was born in Tuzla, where she obtained a degree in Bosnian language and literature. Her second book, a collection of short stories entitledMars (2015), was shortlisted for the Edo Budiša Award for young writers. Her poems and stories have been translated into Englis...
Title:Mars: Stories
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.53 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.53 in
Published:March 22, 2019
Publisher:The Feminist Press At Cuny
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781936932481

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