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A Girl in Exile

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"Erotic, paranoiac and lightly fantastical." - The Wall Street Journal

"Ismail Kadare's readers are astonished every year when the Nobel committee overlooks him. . . . A Girl in Exile, published in Albanian in 2009, may rekindle the worldwide hopes." - The New York Times Book Review


During the bureaucratic machinery of Albania's 1945 - 1991 dictatorship, playwright Rudian Stefa is called in for questioning by the Party Committee. A girl - Linda B. - has been found dead, with a signed copy of his latest book in her possession.

He soon learns that Linda's family, considered suspect, was exiled to a small town far from the capital. Under the influence of a paranoid regime, Rudian finds himself swept along on a surreal quest to discover what really happened to Linda B.

"At a time when parts of the world are indulging nostalgia for communism, Kadare's novel confronts the infuriating impossibility of art in an autocratic, anti-individualist system." - The Washington Post

"A Girl in Exile confirms Kadare to be the best writer at work today who remembers - almost aggressively so, refusing to forget - European totalitarianism." - The New Republic


Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Ismail Kadare's A Girl in Exile

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B.
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-61902-916-2 / 978-1-61902-916-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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March 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Girl in Exile
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-84655-846-8 / 978-1-84655-846-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B.
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-64009-163-7 / 978-1-64009-163-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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March 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: A Girl In Exile
Author(s): Ismail Kadare, John Hodgson
ISBN: 1-4448-3625-0 / 978-1-4448-3625-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Girl in Exile
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 0-09-959307-6 / 978-0-09-959307-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B.
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl in Exile
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU