By Dejan Trajkoski
Translated by Paul Filev
Set in Macedonia at the beginning of the twentieth century, the novel Infidelity draws on myth and history to tell an unusual story of star-crossed lovers.
When his proposal to Luna is rejected by her parents, the intrepid Sunny goes to America to earn enough money to win her hand. However, only days after he sets sail, Sunny finds himself drawn to another woman, a passenger aboard the ship taking him to the New World. In a simple, fairytale-like style, told from multiple perspectives, Trajkoski tells an immersive story of inner conflict, heartbreak, and loss.
Dejan Trajkoski is a writer and journalist from Macedonia. He is founder and director of the International literature festival PRO-ZA Balkan, and a member of the editorial board of the film magazine Kinopis.
Paul Filev is a literary translator from Macedonian and Spanish to English. His translations include the novels Alma Mahler by Sasho Dimoski (Dalkey Archive Press, 2018), Blue Label by Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles, and the anthology Contemporary Macedonian Fiction (Dalkey Archive Press, 2019). He lives in Melbourne.