Broken April
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By Ismail Kadare

fiction | 224 pages | Published in 2010

From the moment that Gjorg's brother is killed by a neighbour, his own life is forfeit: for the code of Kanun requires Gjorg to kill his brother's murderer and then in turn be hunted down. After shooting his brother's killer, young Gjorg is entitled to thirty days' grace - not enough to see out the month of April. Then a visiting honeymoon couple cross the path of the fugitive. The bride's heart goes out to Gjorg, and even these 'civilised' strangers from the city risk becoming embroiled in the fatal mechanism of vendetta.

ISBN_13:9781446414170
ISBN_10:1446414175

Quotes

The blood feud never sleeps.

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Death is the guarantor of order.

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Death may be inevitable, but its timing is in our hands.

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In the mountains, lives are measured not by years but by shots fired.

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The touch of a gun is the only truth.

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Bloodshed feeds the cycle of bloodshed.

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In the highlands, honor is more valuable than life.

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The silence of the stones speaks of ancient conflicts.

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Love holds no power in the face of tradition.

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The weight of history is heavy on our shoulders.

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