The Concert Paperback
It's the 1970s and cracks are starting to appear in the alliance between China and its Communist cohort Albania.
When an Albanian steps on the foot of a Chinese diplomat the tension cranks up - couriers between Tirana and Beijing carry annotated x-rays of the foot back and forth.
The Chinese intend to punish their interfering little ally discreetly.
But is the Sino-Albanian axis about to come adrift? This is Kadare's surreal black comedy about the inner sanctums of political power and the mysterious causal chains that transform ordinary lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/09/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099560890
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