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29 August, 2016

Srdan V. Tešin, "Where is Grandma, Where Do You Think She's Hiding?"

The story is divided and numbered in seven sections. Each one reads like a sketch or incident and all together, for me, almost reads like a fairy tale, or folk lore, especially the last one. "We could form a guild for all the grandchildren who hide their grandmothers in chest freezers, closets, cellars, attics, wine barrels, cabbage vats, rolled up in carpets, or hidden in linen chests under the bed, with a guild hierarchy of the bravest ones, those who have buried their grannies, theirs and others', in secret locations at night, or those who've had them preserved and mummified using various techniques, or those who cut them up into pieces, cooked them, and distributed them as food to the poor of Mars." I'm assuming there are Serbian political references and metaphorical symbols.

"Where is Grandma, Where Do You Think She's Hiding?" is included in the 2016 issue of The Best European Fiction.

LINKS:
Dalkey Archive Press
Wikipedia page about Tešin