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- DescriptionHana Doda is an ambitious literature student in cosmopolitan Tirana. Mark Doda is a raki-drinking, chain-smoking shepherd, living alone deep in the Albanian mountains. In fact, they are the same person. Hana has become Mark, but what will become of the Sworn Virgin when she moves to America?
- Author BiographyBorn in Durres, Albania, Elvira Dones is a novelist, screenwriter and documentary film-maker currently dividing her time between the US, Switzerland and Albania. After seven novels in Albanian, she wrote the two most recent in Italian, her adopted language: Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin, 2007) and Piccola guerra perfetta (Small Perfect War, 2010) about the Kosovo war. In her prize-winning documentary on the phenomenon of 'sworn virgins' in Albania, Dones interviews six survivors of the practice, one of whom emigrated to the US like Hana in the novel. A film adaptation of the novel Sworn Virgin was released in 2015. ------- Clarissa Botsford studied Italian at Cambridge and Comparative Education in London before moving to Rome. She has worked in the fields of teaching, intercultural education and publishing, and is also a musician. She currently teaches English and Translation Studies at Rome University and translates contemporary Italian fiction and poetry.
- Author(s)Clarissa Botsford,Elvira Dones
- PublisherAnd Other Stories
- Date of Publication01/10/2015
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationHigh Wycombe
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAnd Other Stories
- Width19 mm
- Height200 mm
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