Young Mark-Alem, whose family has traditionally filled high public office, is recruited into the most secret, powerful, macabre ministry imaginable - its task is to scour every town, village and hamlet to collect the citizens' dreams - sort, classify and interpret them.
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""Kadare's most daring novel, one of the most complete visions of totalitarianism ever committed to paper" Jean-Christophe Castelli, Vanity Fair"
""If there is a book worth banning in a dictatorship, this is it" Julian Evans, Guardian"
""Kadare's delicately misted view of another world (as much internal as totalitarian) lives up to the splendour of his title" Julian Duplain, Independent on Sunday"
A novel which arose from the authorís ambition to invent a hell of his own, Kadareís macabre vision of tyranny and oppression was banned immediately when it first appeared in Albania in 1981.
Translated by Barbara Bray from the French version of the Albanianby Jusuf Vrioni
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