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A girl in exile : requiem for Linda B.

Author: Ismail Kadare; John Hodgson
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First Counterpoint editionView all editions and formats
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"A chilling, humane and strangely beautiful work." —The Independent A Girl in Exile, first published in Albanian in 2009, is set among the bureaucratic machinery of Albania's 1945–1991 dictatorship. While waiting to hear whether his newest play will be approved for production, playwright Rudian Stefa is called in for questioning by the Party Committee. A girl—Linda B.—has been found dead, with a signed copy of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kadare, Ismail
A Girl in Exile : Requiem for Linda B.
La Vergne : Counterpoint,c2018
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ismail Kadare; John Hodgson
ISBN: 9781619029187 1619029189
OCLC Number: 1015883713
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (108 p.)
Responsibility: Ismail Kadare ; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson
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"A chilling, humane and strangely beautiful work." —The Independent A Girl in Exile, first published in Albanian in 2009, is set among the bureaucratic machinery of Albania's 1945–1991 dictatorship. While waiting to hear whether his newest play will be approved for production, playwright Rudian Stefa is called in for questioning by the Party Committee. A girl—Linda B.—has been found dead, with a signed copy of his latest book in her possession. He soon learns that Linda's family, considered suspect, was exiled to a small town far from the capital, and that she committed suicide. Under the influence of a paranoid regime, Rudian finds himself swept along on a surreal quest to discover what really happened to Linda B. Through layers of intrigue, her story gradually unfolds: how she loved Rudian from a distance, and the risks she was prepared to take so that she could get close to him. He becomes captivated by her story, and disturbed at how he might be culpable for her fate. A Girl in Exile is a stunning, deeply affecting portrait of life and love under surveillance, infused with myth, wry humor, and the absurdity of a paranoid regime.

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