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The Hired Man

Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars.

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  • "Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars."@en
  • "Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars."
  • "Gost, un pueblo croata de veranos abrasadores e inviernos gélidos, se encuentra rodeado de montañas y campos de flores silvestres que nadie pisa. Es el hogar de Duro, que sobrevive aletargado hasta que un día la ventana de la vieja casa azul que lleva más de una década vacía aparece abierta. La llegada de Laura y sus hijos supone un terremoto en el pueblo. Pronto, la relación que Duro entabla con los ingleses y las obras de reparación que él mismo emprende en la casa azul abrirán las compuertas del pasado, y por ellas entrarán en tromba los días de la infancia, el primer amor, las primeras traiciones y también la guerra y la muerte que llegaron luego, y de las que ya nadie habla."
  • "Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars."@en
  • "Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars."
  • "A British woman and her two children move into a small Croatian village after the War of Independence and befriend a handyman who helps shield them from the locals' hostility towards strangers."@en
  • ""Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars."--Publisher's description."@en
  • "Svojo zgodbo pripoveduje Djuro Kolak, samotar, lovec in posebnež, sicer pa eden izmed (preživelih) prebivalcev zadušnega hrvaškega mesteca Gost. Nad Gostom še vedno ždi duh bratomorne vojne; ko so dotedanji sosedje in prijatelji pod okriljem širšega konflikta postali sovražniki. Zamolčane zamere, zavist in drobnjakarske užaljenosti v vojni prerastejo v podlo zahrbtnost, izdajo in nečloveško okrutnost. Ko v mesto prispe britanska družina in prične obnavljati eno od zapuščenih hiš, se začnejo obujati tudi spomini, ki bi jih vsi, razen Djura, najraje pozabili."@sl

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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "Donde crecen flores silvestres"
  • "Donde crecen flores silvestres"@es
  • "Najemnik"@sl
  • "The Hired Man"@en
  • "Het huis met de schaduw"
  • "The hired man"@en
  • "The hired man"
  • "The hired man : [a novel]"
  • "Het huis met de schaduw : de schokkende geschiedenis achter een grote liefde"