"A master storyteller." John Carey "Kadare brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of shadowy fear, rumours and recrimination in Albania... a mesmerically readable parable about the abuse of state power." Observer "Suffused with the power of thought and feeling... Above all, Kadare creates a haunting sense of the absurd." The Sunday Times "Dream and reality melt together, as in Kafka, making it difficult to identify where the nightmares really begin." Misha Glenny, The Times"
Sacrificed to further a fathers blood-soaked career; sacrificed for the common good; sacrificed, then forgotten.
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