Pajtim Statovci author David Hackston translator
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published: 7th Apr '22
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The internationally award-winning novel of passion, war, migration -- and a destructive forbidden attraction between two men.
Bolla is the story of what happens when passion and history collide-when a love that is already forbidden and laced with danger, is ripped apart by war and migration, separated by continents and fate.'Devastating in the most beautiful ways . . . you are in the hands of an absolute artist.' TORREY PETERS, author of DETRANSITION, BABY It is April, 1995. Kosovo is a country on the cusp of a dreadful war. Arsim is 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. Bolla is the story of what happens when passion and history collide - when a relationship, already forbidden and laced with danger, is ripped apart by war and migration, separated by nations and fate. What happens when you are forced to live a life that is not yours, so far from your desires? Can the human remain?
A writer of brilliant originality and power' - Garth Greenwell
Dimensions: 216mm x 135mm x 17mm