Author dedications

Dana Grigorcea

Dana Grigorcea, born in Bucharest in 1979, studied German and Dutch philology in Bucharest and Brussels. In 2015, she was awarded the 3sat Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition. After years in Germany and Austria, she lives in Zurich with her husband and children. In the past, Dana Grigorcea’s agenda included visits to Hamburg, where she stayed at the Hotel Wedina and left us a nice dedication.

About the book:

B. is a small town in the mountains, on the border with Transylvania. A young artist trained in Paris spends her summer vacations here in her great-aunt’s villa. She loves nature, the bucolic landscape and the simple life of the locals. What she doesn’t want to admit for a long time are the social abysses, the lack of prospects and the despair of her friends. But the disaster comes with the discovery of a corpse – badly beaten up by the prince of darkness.

Eerie, profound, archaic: a breathtakingly atmospheric novel about revenge and extremism and the longing for the strong hand, for a strict, cruel judge – like Dracula.