An exquisitely romantic debut novel that, like bestsellers The Solitude of Prime Numbers and One Day, captures the longing of lost--and sometimes found--love. Sold in 28 countries worldwide.
In the mid-1960s in a seaside town, Luka and Dora meet on their first day of kindergarten. The two children become inseparable over the next several years, wandering the shores of their town, lying on the rocks by the sea as Luka paints--until Dora's parents move to Paris, taking her with them. Bereft, Luka grows into a solitary young man and a promising painter. Meanwhile, in Paris, Dora blossoms into a successful actress.
Years later, Luka arrives in Paris for a show of his paintings, and by chance he and Dora meet again. Now adults, they fall back in love. Timing and fate, however, seem determined to keep them apart. Natasa Dragnic's Every Day, Every Hour is a haunting tale of star-crossed love that will entrance readers with its exquisite combination of hope and heartache.
NATASA DRAGNIC was born in Split, Croatia. After studying German, English, and French, she attended the Croatian School of Diplomacy. She currently lives in Germany, and this is her first novel.
LIESL SCHILLINGER, the book's translator, is a New York-based journalist and literary critic who writes regularly for The New York Times Book Review and was previously on the editorial staff of The New Yorker.