Chronicle in Stone

by Kadare Ismail
$23.95

Publisher: The Text Publishing Company

Publication Date: February 04, 2008

ISBN: 9781921351280

Binding: Paperback

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The story of a young Albanian and a primitive Albania awakening into the modern world"Where are we going, where are they taking us?" The Second World War is about to start, but life for a young boy in a small town in Albania is still a game. Yet, as the country falls to the Italians, then the Greeks, then eventually to the Nazis, and is mercilessly bombed by the British, the boy grows up.In a seamless mosaic of dreams and games, Kadare's young narrator both reflects and distorts events as his ancient, magical home town - and his own innocence and sense of wonder - are lost forever in the madness and brutality of the Second World War. A disturbing mix of tragedy, comedy, politics and sexuality, Chronicle in Stone is a fascinating early masterpiece from the winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize.