Staklenata reka (The Glass River)
Faber Publishing House
Here meet Europe and Bulgaria, on the territory of Bulgaria. A summer season of wild passions, thinking about life, and scientific insights. A French history student comes to Bulgaria to gather data about the Bogomils and suddenly gets involved in a series of mysterious events and also in a love polygon. The main drive of the events and passions is the enigmatic writer and anchorite Victor Markov. In his real self, flesh and spirit constantly make restless appointments, making him both irresistible and unattainable for representatives of the tender sex. A seance with the spirit of an Italian master leads to the discovery of a chest containing the secret of the Bogomils. In this novel women and scientific facts are equally equivocal. Much more faith is accorded to the old legends.
Annotation written by Vladimir Trendafilov - member of the Panel of Judges 2005