A Partisan's Daughter

A Partisan's Daughter

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Set in North London during the Winter of Discontent, A Partisan's Daughter features the relationship between Chris, an unhappily married, middle-aged Englishman and Roza, a young Serbian woman who has recently moved to London. While driving through Archway in the course of his job as a medical rep, Chris is captivated by a young woman on a street corner. Clumsily, he engages her in conversation, and he secures an invitation to return one day for a coffee. His visits become more frequent and Roza starts to tell him the story of her life, drawing him increasingly into her world--from her childhood as a daughter of one of Tito's Partisans through her journey to England and on to her more recent colourful and dangerous past in London. A Partisan's Daughter is about the power of storytelling. It is also a beautifully wrought and unlikely love story which is both compelling and moving to read. Here is another wonderful novel from the author of the bestselling Birds Without Wings and Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Publisher: Toronto : A.A. Knopf Canada, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780307396914
Branch Call Number: DEB
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm

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doroschelch
Aug 24, 2012

Certainly not as concise as
De Bernieres' Birds Without Wings as far as the historical content goes (in this case it's Tito's Yugoslavia), but still: it gives you insights into what life might have been there at the time - and it's the story of two lonely individuals whose lives touch each other for a while.

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vwruleschick
Mar 31, 2011

This is a short read about a middle-aged man who meets up with woman from the former Yugoslavia and tells him of her stories of her life and how their relationship evolves over time. It was an interesting read with some interesting characters.

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