When author Barbara Unković returned to live in Croatia, the home of her ancestors, she was captivated by the timeless web of Croatian characters and the ghost of DH Lawrence, enabling her to pen her first collection of short fiction.
Adriatic Blue is an anthology of short fiction from New Zealand to Croatia with a number of unexpected detours along the way − the horrifying reality of the Balkan War; the haunting tale of Nadia's new life in a strange foreign land; Sally's problem with her pernicious bush; Mary, the wicked seductress who wanted more, and Helen, who contends with her husband Larry's perverted desires.
These are tales of substance and style about different people in different worlds; funny, personal, sometimes shocking, but definitely different.
Barbara Unković is of Croatian and English descent and was born in New Zealand. She is the author of five published books and has achieved considerable success in the Frank O'Connor and International Book Awards as well as the Fish Publishing Prizes and Writers' Billboard.