April Fool's Day (Paperback)

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Ivan Dolinar is born in Tito''s Yugoslavia on April Fool''s Day, 1948 -- the auspicious beginning of a life that will be derailed by backfiring good intentions in a world of propaganda and paranoia. At age nineteen, an innocent prank cuts the young Croatian''s budding medical career short and lands him in a notorious labor camp. Released on the eve of civil war, Ivan is drafted into the wrong army, becoming a pawn in an absurd conflict in which the rules and loyalties shift abruptly and without warning. But even in a world gone mad, one course of action remains eminently sane: survival.

Told with bitingly dark humor and a deep tenderness, "April Fool''s Day" is both a devastating political satire and a razor-sharp parody of war.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060583989
SKU 31244810
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060583983
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
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"A flawed through agreeably eccentric first novel from one of the more interesting and unusual contemporary writers."
"...Novakovich manages the feat of writing vibrantly and inventively in a second language, shaping English to the dictates of his satiric, folk-tinged storytelling....[A] dark Balkan comedy."
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Editors Note Coming of age in a small Croatian town under the thumb of a dictator, medical student Ivan Dolinar endures a series of misadventures that include his incarceration in a labor camp and his draft into the army, where he is rendered a pawn in a senseless conflict. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Editors Note 1 Ivan Dolinar is born in Tito's Yugoslavia on April Fool's Day, 1948 -- the auspicious beginning of a life that will be derailed by backfiring good intentions in a world of propaganda and paranoia. At age nineteen, an innocent prank cuts the young Croatian's budding medical career short and lands him in a notorious labor camp. Released on the eve of civil war, Ivan is drafted into the wrong army, becoming a pawn in an absurd conflict in which the rules and loyalties shift abruptly and without warning. But even in a world gone mad, one course of action remains eminently sane: survival. Told with bitingly dark humor and a deep tenderness, April Fool's Day is both a devastating political satire and a razor-sharp parody of war.
Editors Note 2 Coming of age in a small Croatian town under the thumb of a dictator, medical student Ivan Dolinar endures a series of misadventures that include his incarceration in a labor camp and his draft into the army, where he is rendered a pawn in a senseless conflict. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0226
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