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At a glance:
- Author: Franklin Birkinshaw
- First Published: 1988
- Type of Plot: Realism
- Time of Work: The late 1980’s
- Setting: Sarajevo, Bosnia
- Characters: The narrator, Professor Peter Piper
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, Self-discovery, Traveling or travelers, Love or romance, Twentieth century, Europe or Europeans, 1980's, England or English people, Adultery, Assassination, World War I, Vacations, Eastern Europe or eastern Europeans, Western Europe or western Europeans, Students or student life, Yugoslavia or Yugoslavians, Weather, Rain
- Locales: Europe, Bosnia
A twenty-five-year-old unmarried graduate student is on vacation in Yugoslavia with Peter Piper, a married professor of classical history who is her thesis adviser and also her lover. The purpose of the trip is ostensibly to recover from the past year’s “sexual and moral torments” but really to let Peter decide whether to leave his wife of many years for the narrator. They have already visited Serbia and Croatia. They are now in Sarajevo, Bosnia. They plan to go on to Montenegro to swim and lie in the sun. So far, though, they have met with nothing but rain....
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