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S. (1999) [Novel]
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Set in 1992, during the height of the Bosnian war, S. reveals one of the most horrifying aspects of any war: the rape and torture of civilian women by occupying forces. S. is the story of a Bosnian woman in exile who has just given birth to an unwanted child-one without a country, a name, a father, or a language. Its birth only reminds her of an even more grueling experience: being repeatedly raped by Serbian soldiers in the women's room of a prison camp. Through a series of flashbacks, S. relives the unspeakable crimes she has endured, and in telling her story-timely, strangely compelling, and ultimately about survival-depicts the darkest side of human nature during wartime.

Original title: Kao da me nema
Alternative titles: As If I Am Not There
Original languages: Serbo-Croatian


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanEastern Europe
FictionGeneral FictionWorld Affairs


  • Written in Croatian, but originally published in German under the title "Als gäbe es mich nicht".

Edition #1: S.: A Novel About the Balkans

S.: A Novel About the Balkans (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Marko Ivić
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S. (January 2, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140298444
Dimensions: 5 x 7.7 x 0.6 in
Pages: 224

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As If I Am Not There (November 4, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Abacus Books
ISBN: 9780349112626
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.4 x 0.8 in
Pages: 216

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