Ismail Kadare Spring Flowers, Spring Frost

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Spring Flowers, Spring Frost

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From behind the closed door, the man shouts, 'Be on your way - you have no business here!'

'Open up, I am the messenger of Death'.

As spring arrives in the Albanian mountain town of B, some strange things are emerging in the thaw. Bank robbers strike the National Bank. Old terrors are dredged up from the shipwreck of history. And ultra-explosive state secrets are threatening to flood the entire nation. Mark, an artist, finds the peaceful rhythms of his life turned upside down by ancient love and modern barbarism and by the particular brutality of a country surprised and divided by its new freedom.

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AS SPRING ARRIVES IN THE ALBANIAN MOUNTAIN TOWN OF B, SOME STRANGE THINGS ARE EMERGING IN THE THAW. BANK ROBBERS STRIKE THE NATIONAL BANK. OLD TERRORS ARE DREDGED UP FROM THE SHIPWRECK OF HISTORY. AND ULTRA-EXPLOSIVE STATE SECRETS ARE THREATENING TO FLOOD THE ENTIRE NATION. MARK, AN ARTIST, FINDS THE PEACEFUL RHYTHMS OF HIS LIFE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN BY ANCIENT LOVE AND MODERN BARBARISM AND BY THE PARTICULAR BRUTALITY OF A COUNTRY SURPRISED AND DIVIDED BY ITS NEW FREEDOM.

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"One of the many pleasures of Mr Kadare's writing is his supremely light touch" ( New York Times)

"The themes are so sinister, the prose so genial. Post-communist disillusion and southern playfulness are blended here with such skill and subtlety that one almost fails to register Kadare's shocking originality" ( Independent on Sunday)

"One of Europe's great writers" ( Los Angeles Times)

"He has been compared to Gogol, Kafka and Orwell. But Kadare is an original voice, universal, yet deeply rooted in his own soul" ( Independent on Sunday)

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