Fragma is the debut collection of short fiction by Mojca Kumerdej, an award-winning Slovenian writer. Kumerdej’s style is witty, lucid, darkly funny—a style that can bring us to sympathize with, even as we loathe, characters obsessed with luxury cars and jealous of their own daughters. Her stories of sadism, masochism, mutual addiction, and violence in multiple forms introduce us to an utterly unique voice, valuable because it tells English readers something about contemporary Slovenia but, even more, because it tells us something about ourselves.
Afterword: Blanka Bošnjak
Edition: Dalkey Archive Press