A young girl's father is constantly forcing her to kiss him, and her aunt predicts that she will grow up to be a whore. With Albania's communist regime crumbling around them, sex, dictatorship, and death are inescapable subjects for the girl and her family-though the protagonist of Th... e Country Where No One Ever Dies always confronts the ridiculousness of her often brutal reality with unflappable irony and a peculiar kind of common sense. Her name and age changing from moment to moment, she is an unforgettable portrait of the imagination under siege, while The Country Where No One Ever Dies is itself a one-of-a-kind atlas to a land where black comedy is simply a way of life.
Victimized by dysfunctional family dynamics while struggling with the harsh realities of Albania's communist regime, a young girl endures everyday violence and the perpetual changing of her own identity, in an English translation of an award-winning first novel. Original.