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Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare
  

Chronicle in Stone

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

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.

If you like Ismail Kadare you might also like to read books by Markus Zusak, Hisham Matar and Orhan Pamuk.

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Synopsis

Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare

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.

Reviews

'Chronicle in Stone is stunning, the quintessential tale of war seen through a child's eyes.' - Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Ismail Kadare

Ismail Kadare was born in 1936 in Gjirokaster, in the south of Albania. He studied in Tirana and Moscow, returning to Albania in 1960 after the country broke ties with the Soviet Union. Translations of his novels have since been published in more than forty countries, and in 2005 he became the first winner of the Man Booker International Prize.

David Bellos, Director of the Program in Translation at Princeton University, is also the translator of Georges Perec's Life A User's Manual and a winner of the Goncourt Prize for biography. He has translated seven of Ismail Kadare's novels, and in 2005 was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his translations of Kadare's work.

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Publication date

4th August 2011

Author

Ismail Kadare

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857861818

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