Hardback Black Butterflies: the exquisitely crafted debut novel that captures life inside the Siege of Sarajevo / Priscilla Morris.
Publication year: 2022
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0715654640 9780715654644 :
Notes: Inspired by real-life accounts of the Siege of Sarajevo, only thirty years ago, Black Butterflies is a heartrending and utterly captivating portrait of disintegration, resilience and hope. `A moving, compelling, deeply human novel about love, hope and resilience in a city under siege. Everyone should read it' Emma Stonex, bestselling author of The Lamplighters Sarajevo, spring 1992. Each night, nationalist gangs erectbarricades, splitting the diverse city into ethnic enclaves; eachmorning, the residents - whether Muslim, Croat or Serb -push the makeshift barriers aside. When violence finally spills over, Zora, an artist and teacher,sends her husband and elderly mother to safety with her daughter in England. Reluctant to believe that hostilities will last more thana handful of weeks, she stays behind while the city falls under siege.As the assault deepens and everything they love is laid to waste, blackashes floating over the rooftops, Zora and her friends are forced torebuild themse
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288 pages ; 22 cm