Richard Swartz

Richard Swartz

Born in 1945, Swedish writer and journalist Richard Swartz has lived in Vienna since 1976.

A House in Istria

Fiction by Richard Swartz

A House in Istria is a crazily comic novel about a man, his long-suffering wife, and his fixation with buying the abandoned house next door. But, in this Croatian region of Istria, the neighbors frown upon the husband as a Westerner who knows nothing about Balkan history or the area’s deep blood feuds. “Forget that house,” they tell him: “It’s not for sale.”
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