The Concert

The Concert

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/09/2013
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Synopsis

It's the 1970s and cracks are starting to appear in the alliance between China and its Communist cohort Albania. When an Albanian steps on the foot of a Chinese diplomat the tension cranks up – couriers between Tirana and Beijing carry annotated x-rays of the foot back and forth. The Chinese intend to punish their interfering little ally discreetly. But is the Sino-Albanian axis about to come adrift? This is Kadare’s surreal black comedy about the inner sanctums of political power and the mysterious causal chains that transform ordinary lives.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099560890
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 309g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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