Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013. In September 1943, Nazi troops advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokaster, Albania.
The very next day, the Germans vanish without a trace.
As the townsfolk wonder if they might have dreamt the events of the previous night, rumours circulate of a childhood friendship between a local dignitary and the invading Nazi Colonel, a reunion in the town square and a fateful dinner party that would transform twentieth-century Europe.
A captivating novel of resistance in a dictatorship, and steeped in Albanian folklore, The Fall of the Stone City shows Kadare at the height of his powers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/12/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780857860125