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Broken April

Ismail Kadare
CATEGORIES: Sense of Culture

One of Albanian’s leading literary figures of the last few decades re-explores one of his favorite themes: how the past affects the present. Forced to obey the ancient Kanun laws of the land, Gjorg Berisha must murder the man who killed his brother and, in doing so, mark himself for the same vengeance. From A Year of Reading the World: “Into this mysterious and cruel world comes the writer Bessian and his new wife Diana, eager to experience something rare and untested for their honeymoon by ‘escaping the world of reality for the world of legend… the world of epic that scarcely exists anymore.'”” In 2001, the book was adapted into a Brazilian film, Shattered April. 

(Recommended by Ann Morgan, author and TED speaker)

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