Pavol Rankov in B O D Y

“So what happened to Uncle Ivan and Aunt Eva?”

“I didn’t find out about that until later, from my parents. The house had burned to the ground that night. Their burnt bodies were found in the ashes.”

“And had they been,” I hesitated before saying the word, “murdered?”

– from Places That Are Not on the Map by Pavol Rankov and translated from the Slovak by Magdalena Mullek, excerpted this week in Saturday European Fiction.

An interview with the writer conducted by his translator will be appearing on Literalab shortly.

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