Maja Novak, "The Fall of the House of Pirnat"

Thanking the man who saved their youngest son becomes a slippery slope.

(from Agni 63)

It all began innocently enough. What happened was nothing worse than this: Robbie Pirnat leaned a little too far over the railing of the sixth-floor balcony and fell.

And then this sort of dirty, culturally different guy catches the kid. And the family believes the man is now their obligation, and the man thinks something similar about them, and so a constantly uncomfortable clash is developed around the dinner table. Funny and ridiculous.
Translated by Tom Lozar.
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