The Time of the Goats cvr

By:  Luan Starova (translated by Christina E. Kramer)

© 2012

Tpb:  154 pages

Price:  $24 CAD/USD


The novel is set in the late 1940’s in Skopje, Yugoslavia.  This was a critical time leading to Tito’s break with Stalin.  Pushed to leave mountain villages to become the new proletariat in urban factories, a flood of peasants crowd into Skopje—and with them—their goats.  Suffering from hunger, Skopje’s citizens welcome the newcomers.  But municipal leaders are faced with a dilemma when the central government issues an order calling for the slaughter of the country’s goat population.  With food scarce, will the population hide the animals, or comply?


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