Egon was 12 and he wanted a record player. You can win friends with a record player or chat up a girl, invite her to listen to your records. But in order to get a record player, Egon will have to defeat a neurotic mother, a madly religious grandmother, a sadistic teacher – not to mention souls and angels.
Slovenia: Beletrina, 2001
Beletrina, 2008, 2nd edition
Beletrina, 2011, 3nd edition
USA: Scala House Press, 2005 (translated by Maja Visenjak Limon)
Croatia: Fraktura, 2005 (translated by Jagna Pogačnik)
Czech: Argo, 2005 (translated by Kristina Pellarová)
Italy: Fazi Editore, 2008 (translated by Michele Obit)
France: Editions franco-slovenes & cie, 2019 (translated by Zdenka Štimac)
The novel was selected as one of 100 books to read from Eastern Europe and Central Asia by Calvert Journal.
Novel is based upon a feature film script Sweet Dreams (imdb)
Arsmedia and Slovenian Film Fund, 110 minutes.
The premiere was at 4th Slovenian Film Festival March 30, 2001.
- Award for the best feature film
- Award for the best actress – Veronika Drolc
- Award for the best screenplay – Miha Mazzini
- Synchro film award for the producer of the best film – Franci Zajc
- Slovenian film critics’ award for the best film
- Stop magazine award for the best actress of the year – Veronika Drolc
- Special award for achievement at the 3rd film festival in Motovun, Croatia (2001)
- Golden Palm for best film at Mostra de Valencia XXII (2001)
- FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) film prize at the Troia Film Festival in Portugal (2002)
- “Der Heinrich” award at The Braunschweig Filmfest, Germany (2002)