Apart from his two hunting dogs, Duro Kolak lives alone in a hut in Gost, a quiet Croatian town. When an English family moves into a blue, crumbling house that has lain empty for years after the war, Duro becomes invaluable to them by undertaking repairs to the house, as the ancient passions and well-buried memories of Gost's residents begin to surface.
Über den Autor
Aminatta Forna was born in Glasgow, raised in Sierra Leone and Britain and also spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the award-winning author of two novels, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. She has also written short stories and essays as well as for radio and television and presented arts magazine and documentary programmes, and was recently appointed Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Aminatta Forna lives in London. @aminattaforna http://www.aminattaforna.com/
A novel about the effects of war and memories which stir beneath the silence of a quiet Croatian town. From the author of "The Memory Of Love", which won Best Book at the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the memoir "The Devil That Danced On Water" and "Ancestor Stones". 'Unsettling and supremely masterful novel...' "Independent"