The Fourth Circle

By Zoran Zivkovic

In the end, the intense first novel from international delusion Award successful writer, Zoran Živkovic is being released in English. The Fourth Circle takes the reader on an grand trip from frescoed medieval monasteries to Buddhist temples to varied planets to a paralyzed scientist's bed room in London to the sting of black gap on the some distance reaches of the universe to a spot now not all of the multiple from 221 B Baker highway. Živkovic’s masterful voice cradles the reader effectively from one position to the subsequent and after all deposits the reader conscientiously on the singular spot within which all of the storylines coincide.

The Ministry of caprice version of The Fourth Circle concludes with an afterword via Živkovic concerning the travails of writing his first novel, translating it into English, after which discovering a writer for it. All whereas struggle in Živkovic’s local Serbia surrounded him.

"In its wealthy tapestry of prose and compositional abilities, in addition to in its ingenious leaps and highbrow sophistication, The Fourth Circle has to be thought of, to this point, because the author's masterpiece, an acclamation that extends well past a trifling appreciation of Živkovic's personal and singular work."

“Zoran Živkovic is a sophisticated, clever, splendidly creative author who brings a clean perspective, an idiosyncratic perspective of assault, to every little thing he produces. he's one of many most interesting writers presently at paintings within the ‘New Europe.’ learn him and celebrate.”

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