By (author) Ismail Kadare
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Broken April by Ismail Kadare
Book DescriptionFrom the moment that Gjorg's brother is killed by a neighbour, his own life is forfeit: for the code of Kanun requires Gjorg to kill his brother's murderer and then in turn be hunted down. After shooting his brother's killer, young Gjorg is entitled to thirty days' grace - not enough to see out the month of April. Then a visiting honeymoon couple cross the path of the fugitive. The bride's heart goes out to Gjorg, and even these 'civilised' strangers from the city risk becoming embroiled in the fatal mechanism of vendetta.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099449874
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ismail Kadare
Girl in Exile, Paperback (March 2017)
When a girl is found dead with a signed copy of Rudian Stefa's latest book in her possession, the author finds himself summoned for an interview by the Party Committee. Unable to guess what transgression he has committed Rudian goes fearfully to meet his interrogators. He has never met the girl in question but he remembers signing the book.
Traitor's Niche, Hardback (January 2017)
At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone. Here, the sultan displays the severed heads of his adversaries. People flock to see the latest head and gossip about the state of the empire: the province of Albania is demanding independence again, and the niche awaits a new trophy...
Twilight of the Eastern Gods, Paperback (August 2015)
One of the earliest novels from Man Booker International Prize-winner Ismail Kadare, in English for the first time
Fall of the Stone City, Paperback (December 2013)» View all books by Ismail Kadare
The much anticipated new novel from the Man Booker International Prize winner - a story of the great city of Gjirokaster and of a secret meeting that may have changed the face of Europe in the twentieth century
UK Kirkus Review » In France Kadare is regarded as one of the great European novelists, a Nobellist in waiting. Nor is this the only French connection: for some reason his work doesn't come to us in direct translation from the Albanian, but is first filtered through a French version. No matter: this grim, gaunt novel about a blood feud in a 20th-century society which is still essentially medieval is probably the place to start with Kadare. Review by Julian Barnes, whose books include 'England, England' (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Ismail Kadare
Ismail Kadare was born in 1936 in the Albanian mountain town of Girokaster near the Greek border. He is Albania's best-known poet and novelist. He established an uneasy modus vivendi with the Communist authorities until their attempts to turn his reputation to their advantage drove him in October 1990 to seek asylum in France. He has been awarded the first ever Man Booker International Prize.
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