An old woman is awoken in the dead of night by knocks at her front door.
She opens it to find her daughter, Doruntine, standing there alone in the darkness.
She has been brought home from a distant land by a mysterious rider she claims is her brother Konstandin.
But unbeknownst to her, Konstandin has been dead for years.
What follows is chain of events which plunges an Albanian village into fear and mistrust.
Who is the ghost rider?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 220 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/05/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847673411
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Review by vguy
delicious mix of ghost story, folk tale and (anachronistic) police procedural. Great narrative drive and an ironic stance on human credulity, yet simply told. Kadare is a master.