by Elvira Dones - £7.99 And Other Stories (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781908276681 | ISBN 10: 1908276681
"Elvira Dones is among the best of Albania’s writers and her publication in English is excellent news."Hana 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. When Hana’s dying uncle calls her home from the city, he asks her to marry a local boy in order to run the household. Unable to accept the arranged marriage but resolved to remain independent, she must vow in accordance with Albanian tradition to live the rest of her life in chastity as a man – and becomes Mark. There is no way back for a sworn virgin.
(Price & availability last checked: October 2015)