Dusan Mitana in CE Short Story Issue

“The place where the executions took place was right under the ramparts of the castle of Matthew III Csák of Trenčín. The condemned were hanged, beheaded, caned, broken on a wheel, quartered, and witches were burned – he was learning the art of torture.”

– from “Signs“, which is an excerpt from Dušan Mitana’s final, posthumously published novel Missing, translated from the Slovak by Magdalena Mullek.

A story of a father and son that deals with the usual ups and downs of relationships if you’re living amidst monstrous warfare, kidnapping, forced conversion, rape and execution, all set against the backdrop of the 17th century.

Read Dušan Mitana’s short story “On A Tram

Read the rest of the Central European Short Story Issue here

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