Once upon a time in November

* Andrzej Jakimowski

Once upon a time in November

Once Upon a Time in Warsaw centres around two Warsaw residents, a mother and a son who have had to leave their home, when they are evicted in November 2013. The story plays out against the background of actual events such as large scale patriotic marches and demonstrations, including the extreme right wing.

The Man with the Magic Box

The Man with the Magic Box

Set in a futuristic society in which everything is technological, money transactions are made with fingerprints and bombs blow up skyscraper regularly, The Man with the Magic Box tells the story of ADAM (30s); he is catapulted in this society without any memory of his previous life and works as a cleaner in a big corporate office.

The Porcupine

* Srdjan Dragojevic

The Porcupine

Julian Barnes's The Porcupine, is set amid confusions subsequent to the fall of a Communist regime in an unnamed Eastern European country that reads like a Slavic Romania. Stoyo Petkanov, the former President, a cross between Nicolae Ceaucescu and Bulgaria's Georgi Dimitrov, is on trial in the courts of the shakily democratic successor government.