"I found the envelope wedged in the front door..." With these words begins a series of surreal adventures for a correct, sensitive and morbidly self-conscious undertaker. Drawn hither and thither across the city by the lure of the hidden camera, he finds himself caught up in an ever more perplexing and anguished pursuit, leading to a denouement both beautiful and satisfying. By turns sinister and comic, slapstick and profound, Hidden Camera raises questions about the nature of self-awareness, freedom and surveillance, as well as eternal themes of love and death .
"A short, meaty book,
this is an antimodernist parable heavy enough for you to know you've
absorbed real substance, yet ironic enough to ensure you don't want
to kill yourself when it's over."
The Guardian, UK
"Hidden Camera is a work of
unexpected beauty and surprise. [...] Zivkovic is seeking to communicate
something about the nature of life and death, of existence and
non-existence, which bends perception into new and challenging shapes."
Published in the USA by Dalkey Archive Press, 2005, and in Germany by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2008.
To be published in Spain by 451 Editores, 2008.
The film rights in
Hidden Camera have been optioned to the UK production company Chocolate