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Pub Date: 2002-08-29 Pages: 192 Language: English Publisher: Arcade Publishing As spring arrives in the Albanian mountain town of B-. some strange things are emerging in the thaw Bank robbers strike the National Bank The ghastly Kanun... regulator of medieval Albanias blood vendettas. is dredged up from the shipwreck of history. And the ultra-explosive secrets of the state archives. rumoured to be buried in the area. are threatening to flood the entire nation. As Mark. an artist. struggles to complete portraits of his inextricably disturbed girlfriend and of the iceberg that struck the Titanic. he finds the dreamy. peaceful rhythms of his life turned upside down by ancient love and modern barbarism. by the renaissance of Brezhnev and Oedipus and by the peculiar brutality of a country surprised and divided by its new freedom. (20030303)
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Ismail Kadare, Albania's best known poet and novelist, is acclaimed world wide as one of the most important writers of our time. Arcade has published his previous novels, The Pyramid, The Three-Arched Bridge, The Concert, The Palace of Dreams, and Elegy For Kosovo.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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