Broken April

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From the moment that Gjorg’s brother is killed by a neighbour, his own life is forfeit: for the Kanun, the code of the blood feud that operates in the Albanian mountains, requires Gjorg to kill his brother’s murderer and then in turn to become an outcast to be hunted down by the new victim’s family.

ISBN: 9780099449874 Author: Kadare, Ismail Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 6th November 2003 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 891.9913 (edition:22) Pages: 216 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

From the moment that Gjorg’s brother is killed by a neighbour, his own life is forfeit: for the code of Kanun requires Gjorg to kill his brother’s murderer and then in turn be hunted down. After shooting his brother’s killer, young Gjorg is entitled to thirty days’ grace – not enough to see out the month of April.

Then a visiting honeymoon couple cross the path of the fugitive. The bride’s heart goes out to Gjorg, and even these ‘civilised’ strangers from the city risk becoming embroiled in the fatal mechanism of vendetta.

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