20 Mar 2020

Book review - To the Lake by Kapka Kassabova

From Nine To Noon, 10:40 am on 20 March 2020
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Tilly Lloyd of Unity Books, Wellington, reviews To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace by Kapka Kassabova. This book is published by Granta.

From the celebrated author of Border comes a portrait of an ancient but little-understood corner of the Balkans. Kassabova uncovers the human history shaped by a vast lake region in the southern Balkans, through the stories of poets, fishermen, caretakers, misfits, rulers, and inheritors of war and exile - and sets out to resolve her own ancestral legacy.