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A powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha. Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? That is the burning question. The man who died by his own hand, or another's, was Mehmet Shehu, the presumed heir to the ailing dictator, Enver Hoxha. So sure was the world that he was next in line, he was known as The Successor. And then, shortly before he was to assume power, he was found dead.THE SUCCESSOR is simultaneously a mystery novel, a historical novel-based on actual events and buttressed by the author's private conversations with the son of the real-life Mehmet Shehu-and a psychological novel (How do you live when nothing is sure?). Vintage Kadare, THE SUCCESSOR seamlessly blends dream and reality, legendary past, and contemporary history.

Synopsis:

A powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha.

About the Author

Ismail Kadare, Albania's best known poet and novelist, won the inaugural Man Booker International Prize in 2005. His most recent novel, The Successor, was named a New York Times Notable Book, and was a Financial Times Best Fiction pick. He lives in Paris and Albania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611452785
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Author:
Kadare, Ismail
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110418
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
217
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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