Pajtim Statovci


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6 April 2023
ISBN: 9780571361342
240 pages

From the publisher

Translated by David Hackston

The internationally award-winning novel of passion, war, migration — and a destructive forbidden attraction between two men.

‘Devastating in the most beautiful ways.’ Torrey Peters

‘Superb . . . Statovci is a major talent.’ New York Times Book Review

It is April 1995. Kosovo is a country on the cusp of a dreadful war. Arsim in twenty-two, newly married, cautious – an Albanian trying to keep his head down and finish his studies in an atmosphere of creeping threat. Until he encounters Milos, a Serb, and begins a life in secret.

‘A pitch perfect excavation of the vandalism of war, the wounds of love and the limits of the human soul.’ Eimear McBride