A girl in exile: requiem for Linda B

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2018.
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First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
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English
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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by the Chicago Review of Books and The Millions "Kadare's mellifluous fever dream is a portrait of madness: the madness of the Stalinist state and the madness of men and women in the clamp of the state's machinations . . . At a time when parts of the world are indulging nostalgia for communism, Kadare's novel confronts the infuriating impossibility of art in an autocratic, anti-individualist system." -- The Washington Post 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 disturbedat 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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subject_facetAlbania -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Communism -- Albania -- Fiction
Dramatists -- Fiction
Political fiction
Psychological fiction
Suicide victims -- Fiction
title_displayA girl in exile : requiem for Linda B
title_fullA girl in exile : requiem for Linda B. / Ismail Kadare ; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson
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title_subrequiem for Linda B
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Dramatists
Social conditions
Suicide victims