April Fool's Day

A Novel
Product Number: EB00232911
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061875816
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Description

Ivan Dolinar is born in Tito's Yugoslavia on April Fool's Day, 1948—the auspicious beginning of a life that will be derailed by backfiring good intentions in a world of propaganda and paranoia. At age nineteen, an innocent prank cuts the young Croatian's budding medical career short and lands him in a notorious labor camp. Released on the eve of civil war, Ivan is drafted into the wrong army, becoming a pawn in an absurd conflict in which the rules and loyalties shift abruptly and without warning. But even in a world gone mad, one course of action remains eminently sane: survival. Told with bitingly dark humor and a deep tenderness, April Fool's Day is both a devastating political satire and a razor-sharp parody of war.

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Author(s): Josip Novakovich
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009

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