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On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe
Harcourt, October 2011

by Andrzej Stasiuk

A eulogy for the old Europe, the Europe both in and out of time, the Europe now lost in the folds of the mapJames Hopkin, The Guardian

Andrzej Stasiuk writes beautifully, powerfully and vividly.—Jim Anderson, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

On the Road to Babadag has great humor and a wonderful loopiness. Stasiuk shows what life is like when the stakes are so low the rest of the world regularly overlooks you.—Jessa Crispin, NPR

Winner of the 2005 NIKE Prize

Author Andrzej Stasiuk sets out on a journey from his native Poland to travel through Europe, but instead of visiting the typical tourist cities, Stasiuk carves his own path through the less-traveled lands of Central and Eastern Europe. On the Road to Babadag recounts Stasiuk’s unforgettable adventures revealing the sweep of history in the culturally rich nations of Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova and Ukraine.

Tr. Michael Kandel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. ISBN 978-0-15-101271-8