From the winner of the first-ever Man Booker International Prize: a novel about creative origin and aspiration, inspired by Ismail Kadare’s childhood in Albania.
A surreal, chilling tale of rebellion and tyranny in the Ottoman Empire, by the winner of the Man Booker International Prize.
A stunning, deeply affecting portrait of life and love under surveillance, infused with myth, wry humour and the chilling absurdity of a paranoid regime.
A hard-hitting parable about the conflicts that have ravaged the Balkan states, by Albania’s most influential novelist.
A chilling portrait of life under Communist rule by Albania's most important writer
In three short narratives, Kadare evokes a defining moment in European history
A haunting yet humorous evocation of a society dangerously trapped in its past.
'By any standard this is a considerable novel' Sunday Telegraph
A masterpiece of economy, humour, and mythology - an indelible picture of the imagination freed from communistic glaciers.
Albania: once a battlefield, now a charnel-house. And yet, life goes on . . .This sweeping epic of post-war Albania was Kadare's first novel.
A novel which arose from the author's ambition to invent a hell of his own, Kadare's macabre vision of tyranny and oppression was banned immediately when it first appeared in Albania in 1981. Translated by Barbara Bray from the French version of the Albanianby Jusuf Vrioni
Kadare's classic parable of life under a communist dictatorship