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Biografi Kindle Edition
When Lloyd Jones visited Albania in 1991, six years after the death of dictator Enver Hoxha, he heard rumours of a village dentist who looked like the dictator and had been forced to give up his identity and become his public double. Jones' quest to find Petar Schapallo gives shape not only to an intriguing traveller's tale, but a story about identity-changed, lost or falsified-in a country where identity was strictly controlled.
Part travel narrative, part imaginative fiction, Biografi is an inquiry into the nature of identity itself.
'A fine piece of work, rich in startling detail.' Age
Seductively realistic (Independent on Sunday)
If I had not myself witnessed the lengths to which regimes such as Hoxha's are prepared to go to cheat and deceive, I should have been inclined to dismiss Shapallo's story as fanciful, and Jones as naïve for believing it (A. M. Daniels, Times Literary Supplement)
Beautifully written, evocative and deft (Sunday Times)
'A compelling hybrid' (Jaen Housham, The Guardian)
'Biografi starts big and then zooms in. This is Jones's skill: to draw tiny details that contain the world' (Katy Guest, Independent)
'An enlightening read' (Alastair Mabbott, Herald (Glasgow))
A gem of the genre (New York Times Book Review)
'Curious and compelling' (Donal O'Donoghue, RTE Guride)
'This is a clever, surreal and mysterious read, certainly worth resuscitating' (Zoe Strimpel, City A.M.) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B005651R6U
- Publisher : Text Publishing (1 September 2008)
- Language : English
- File size : 596 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 292 pages
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