Tomaž Kosmač: Varnost

Book presentation
In his novel Varnost (Safety) Tomaž Kosmač along with his autobiographical lead character takes us into a world of first working experiences of a young boy, who decides to swap his high school degree and a guaranteed office job for a bohemian lifestyle of vegging out in a doorman’s lodge under the light of a transistor radio, with a bottle in the drawer and a typewriter on the desk. Witty, grotesque stories from the social bottom, crossed with the belief that something more is out there somewhere after all, even if it can only be seen at the bottom of an empty bottle. Following the long list of companies he is repeatedly being kicked out of, stories are told about how one can experience failure even in the seemingly simple category of sitting down.