A Partisan's Daughter

A Partisan's Daughter

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Chris is in his forties: bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. He's a stranger to the 1970s youth culture of London, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a prostitute into his car.
Roza is Yugoslavian, recently moved to London. She's in her twenties, but has already lived a life filled with danger, misadventure, romance, and tragedy. And though she's not a prostitute, when she's propositioned by Chris, she gets into his car anyway.

Over the next few months Roza tells Chris the stories of her past. She's a fast-talking Scheherazade, saving her own life by telling it to Chris. And he takes in her tales as if they were oxygen in an otherwise airless world. But is Roza telling the truth? Does it even matter?

Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781407013299
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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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De Bernieres' Birds Without Wings as far as the historical content goes (in this case it's Tito's Yugoslavia), but still: it gives you insights into what life might have been there at the time - and it's the story of two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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