Bolla by Pajtim Statovci

Bolla by Pajtim Statovci


It is April, 1995. Kosovo is a country on the cusp of a dreadful war. Arsim is twenty-two, newly married, cautious - an Albanian trying to keep his head down and finish his studies in an atmosphere of creeping threat.

Until he encounters Milos, a Serb, and begins a life in secret. Bolla is the story of what happens when passion and history collide - when a relationship, already forbidden and laced with danger, is ripped apart by war and migration, separated by nations and fate. What happens when you are forced to live a life that is not yours, so far from your desires? Can the human remain?




"Devastating in the most beautiful ways . . .you are in the hands of an absolute artist." - Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby

  • Details

    Imprint: Faber & Faber

    Published: 7 April 2022

    ISBN: 9780571361335

    Pages: 240

    Type: Hardback

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