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Spare Life (Paperback) (Lidija Dimkovska)

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Zlata and Srebra are 12-year-old twins conjoined at the head. It is 1984 and they live in Skopje, which will one day be the capital of Macedonia but is currently a part of Yugoslavia and trapped behind the Iron Curtain.A Spare Life tells the story of their childhood, from their only friend Roze to their neighbor Bogdan, so poor that he one day must eat his pet rabbit. Treated as freaks and outcastseven by their own familythe twins just want to be normal girls. But after an incident that almost destroys their bond as sisters, they fly to London, determined to be surgically separated. Will this be their liberation, or only more tightly ensnare them?At once extraordinary and quotidian, A Spare Life is a chronicle of two girls who are among the first generation to come of age under democracy in Eastern Europe. Written in touching prose by an author who is also a master poet, it is a saga about families, sisterhood, immigration, and the occult influences that shape a life. Funny, poignant, dark, and sharply observed, Zlata and Srebra reveal an existence where even the simplest of actions is unlike any we’ve ever experienced.
Number of Pages: 490.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Language: English
Book format: Paperback
Pricing Code - MMBV: B
Author: Lidija Dimkovska
Publisher - MMBV: Pgw
Street Date: October 11, 2016
TCIN: 51411228
UPC: 9781931883559
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-7040

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