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Author Statovci, Pajtim, author.

Title Crossing / Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston.

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC STATOVCI,P    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First American edition.
Description 257 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in finland as Tiranan sydän by Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava, Keuruu, in 2016."--Title page verso.
Summary The death of Enver Hoxha and the loss of his father leave Bujar growing up in the ruins of Communist Albania and of his own family. Only his fearless best friend Agim--who is facing his own realizations about his gender and sexuality--gives him hope for the future. Together the two decide to leave everything behind and try their luck in Italy. But the struggle to feel at home--in a foreign country and even in one's own body--will have corrosive effects, spurring a dangerous search for new identities.
Language Translated from the Finnish.
Subject Refugees -- Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Fiction.
Albania -- History -- 1990- -- Fiction.
Albanians -- Italy -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Author Hackston, David, translator.
Added Title Tiranan sydän. English
ISBN 9781524747497 (hardcover)
1524747491 (hardcover)
9781524747503 (e-book)

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