Finalist, National Book Awards 2019 for Translated Literature
Author: Pajtim Statovci
Published:2 May 2019
“Crossing will devour you; this is some fierce, dazzling, and heartbreaking s**t” NoViolet Bulawayo “A novel that dazzles and mesmerizes, and the reader, upon finishing, may have the extraordinary sensation that his or her own dreams have been scattered along the journey, beckoning for rereading” Yiyun Li Bujar’s world is collapsing. His father is dying and his homeland, Albania, bristles with hunger and unrest. When his fearless friend Agim is discovered wearing his mother’s red dress and beaten with his father’s belt, he persuades Bujar that there is no place for them in their country.