The Country Where No One Ever Dies

Eastern European Literature Series
Ornela Vorpsi
Translated by Robert Elsie

A young girl’s father is constantly forcing her to kiss him, and her aunt predicts that she will grow up to be a whore. With Albania’s communist regime crumbling around them, sex, dictatorship, and death are inescapable subjects for the girl and her family—though the protagonist of The Country Where No One Ever Dies always confronts the ridiculousness of her often brutal reality with unflappable irony and a peculiar kind of common sense. Her name and age changing from moment to moment, she is an unforgettable portrait of the imagination under siege, while The Country Where No One Ever Dies is itself a one-of-a-kind atlas to a land where black comedy is simply a way of life.

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Translated by Robert Elsie
Publication: Eastern European Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 120
ISBN-13: 9781564785688
GTIN13: 9781564785688
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Language: eng
List price: $12.95