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The Traitor's Niche

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone. Here, the sultan displays the severed heads of his adversaries. Tundj Hata, the imperial courier, is charged with transporting heads to the capital - a task he relishes and performs with fervour. But as he travels through obscure and impoverished territories, he makes money from illicit side-shows, offering villagers the spectacle of death. The head of the rebellious Albanian governor would fetch a very high price. A surreal tale of rebellion and tyranny from the master of European literature.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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Title: The Traitor's Niche: A Novel
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-64009-044-4 / 978-1-64009-044-6 (USA edition)
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