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Corruption and bad management of the state is actually one of the main reasons of the Kanun revival. Can he escape, or is he in effect a dead man walking? Kadare starts the novel with a man who almost against his will continues the blood feud by committing a revenge murder that he knows will require the victim’s family to kill him.

More than the plot in itself what counts here is the atmosphere Kadare is able to recreate. And it’s drizzling in the grey mountains, where the widow in black sits by the road above the vill Jings. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

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It was a translation of the French translation of the original Albanian. I feel that the story has not suffered because of this double translation. The mind-boggling discoveries I made after googling some of the elements in this translated story, written inare that ritual blood feuds actually happened in Albania’s past and are STILL happening today in the rural areas and mountains of Albania. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Broken April

Then a visiting honeymoon couple cross the path of the fugit From the moment that Gjorg’s brother is killed by a neighbour, his own life is forfeit: The novel really explores the lifestyle of those who lived on the high plateaus of the country in the early 20th century and their code of ethics, namely the never-ending blood feuds that allow a death for a death, with family constantly having to sacrifice one of their own. A stranger murdered on a family’s property draws its members into a fate of endless blood revenge until its men are all dead.


As a reader who gets easily distracted, “Broken April” meant an unusual business to me: Unbelievably, there is a traditional legal system set up in the participating villages of Albania to adjudicate the Code. This time I particularly found Mark Ukacierra to be interesting.

Broken April by Ismail Kadare

He has made his name by works in which he waxed lyrical about the highlands, the peasants, and the Kanun. Marriage is never cancelled. This is the first book by Ismail Kadare Abri, ever read and most likely the first of a long series.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions The story centres on a family caught up in the blood feuds of this region, which sadly still exist, according to recent imail reports. Kadare’s novels draw on Balkan history and legends. Broken April is a novel by award winning Albanian author Ismail Kadare.

As in his other works, Ismail Kadare captures a great deal with a few words. I am thankful that I read Broken April even if it haunted my dreams for a while.

Published November 6th by Vintage first published November 23rd View all 4 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? Una novela muy interesante, con unos personajes muy bien trabajados y que trata un tema que hace que la lectura sea muy amena: This books shares a lot with Lorca’s play, “Blood Wedding”. The result is generations old family feuds and hundreds of deaths, resulting even in the complete decimation of a family. The person who died could be a total stranger who was a temporary guest of a villager, like a thirsty traveler stopping to ask for a drink of water, who then was attacked by an unknown robber after leaving the village.


Should a member of the victim’s family kill Gjorg, this will restore their honor.

View all 21 comments. During the ordeal, he stated that “dictatorship and authentic literature are incompatible. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was the victim of numerous wars, occupations and sorrows, like almost all Balkan countries. If this was crazy, note that if a person is murdered as a guest, the host is responsible to revenge quebradl death. The narration kaadre so matter of fact yet the chill of death is looming in every word. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Here is a link to an interview with the author: Cover of the November paperback edition.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. Author Ismail Kadare is probably unknown to most of us, gentle reader. As a result of this killing, his own death is sealed; he is to be killed by a member of the opposing family. Gyakmarrjaas it affects several people: Archived from the original on 13 January Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor.