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Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov (Liveright)

Contributed by Jason Arias on May 17th, 2022. Artwork published in
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    Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov (Liveright)
    Photo: Jason Arias. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Time Shelter is the fourth publicaton by Bulgarian author and playwright Georgi Gospodinov. This translation by Angela Rodel is his first book to be published in the United States, by Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company. From Goodreads:

    In Time Shelter, an enigmatic flâneur named Gaustine opens a “clinic for the past” that offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time. As Gaustine’s assistant, the unnamed narrator is tasked with collecting the flotsam and jetsam of the past, from 1960s furniture and 1940s shirt buttons to scents and even afternoon light. But as the rooms become more convincing, an increasing number of healthy people seek out the clinic as a “time shelter”—a development that results in an unexpected conundrum when the past begins to invade the present.

    The tall and condensed capitals of Outward are paired with Optician Sans on the book cover, designed by Jason Arias.

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