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April Fool's Day (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060583983
ISBN-13: 9780060583989
Sku: 31244810
Publish Date: 3/1/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  226
Age Range:  NA
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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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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.

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.

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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Kirkus Reviews
"A flawed through agreeably eccentric first novel from one of the more interesting and unusual contemporary writers." 08/01/2004

Publishers Weekly
"...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." 08/23/2004

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Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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