The Country Where No One Ever Dies (Paperback)

By Ornela Vorpsi, Robert Elsie (Translator), Janice Mathie-Heck (Translator)

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564785688, 109pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

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A young girl's father is constantly forcing her to kiss him, and her aunt predicts that she will grow up to be a whore. With Albania's communist regime crumbling around them, sex, dictatorship, and death are inescapable subjects for the girl and her family--though the protagonist of "The Country Where No One Ever Dies" always confronts the ridiculousness of her often brutal reality with unflappable irony and a peculiar kind of common sense. Her name and age changing from moment to moment, she is an unforgettable portrait of the imagination under siege, while "The Country Where No One Ever Dies" is itself a one-of-a-kind atlas to a land where black comedy is simply a way of life.