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Saqi, Jan 1, 1988 - Albanian fiction - 180 pages
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In a medieval Albanian town, two women, mother and daughter, are on their deathbed. Three years have passed since Doruntine married a foreigner and went off with him to his home far to the west in Bohemia. In the meantime, war broke out and all her brothers died. And last night, she came home.

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User Review  - Ajk - Goodreads

If "detective is tasked by the Church to investigate a fairy tale that takes place in Albania" doesn't do it for you, I don't know what will. This is a very good book. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Ismail Kadare is the most prominent of contemporary Albanian writers. He has written poetry, short stories, literary criticism, and seven novels. His works have been translated and published in more than two dozen countries. An internationally known figure, he has visited and lectured in many countries. He was also a representative to Albania's People's Assembly. In 1990 Kadare left Albania for Paris where he became openly dissident.

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