East of the West (Hardback)
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Prepare to discover a fascinating country; a land buffeted for centuries by power-struggles and revolts, lorded over by Turks, carved up by its neighbours, and subsumed into the Soviet Union. Yet also a land of proud and resilient people, of crawfish hunters and bagpipe makers, shepherds and gypsies, in which daily life goes on. So meet the teenager who swims by night across a border river to steal a kiss from his girlfriend, the ageing man who finds a cachet of loveletters his wife has kept for sixty years, and the post-Communist girl, an avowed thief with a heart of gold. Here are Miroslav Penkov's beguiling, surprising and moving visions of his home country, Bulgaria: stories of people who mourn the way things were and long for what will never be, who wrestle with the weight of history, the debt to the family and the pangs of exile. And here is a remarkable new writer, who combines an eye for the absurd with great empathy to give a fresh and inspiring insight into our common humanity.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444733716
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 25 x 142 x 223 mm

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“Absolutly Wonderful!”

This is honestly the best collection of short stories I've read in years and I would go as far as saying its the best thing I've read to come out this year. Penkov writes beautifully and his stories have a... More

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25th August 2011
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