Broken April is a novel by award winning Albanian author Ismail Kadare. Published in 1978, the book explores one of Kadare's recurring themes; how the past affects the present.Plot
The story tells of Gjorg Berisha, a 26-year-old Albanian man living on the high plateau. He is forced to commit a murder under the laws of the Kanun to avenge his brother. As a result of this killing, his own death is sealed; he is to be killed by a member of the opposing family.Reception
Broken April was lauded by reviewers upon its release. The New York Times described it as "written with masterly simplicity in a bardic style", whilst Wall Street Journal declared Kadare was "one of the most compelling novelists now writing in any language."Film
During 2001 a movie adaptation of Ismail Kadare's Broken April, called Behind the Sun, was filmed in Brazil.Footnotes
- ^ a b Liukkonen, Petri. "Ismail Kadare". Books and Writers (kirjasto.sci.fi). Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015.
- ^ "Broken April - Ismail Kadare". Longitude. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
- ^ "Broken April - Ismail Kadare". Various journals. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-10-06.