Song of Kosovo is a novel that is as witty as it is profound, Christopher Gudgeon delivers both the story of a young man coming of age during the Balkan wars of the late1990s and a meditation on faith, history, and love. Zavida Zanković’s world is coming undone. Caught up in the insanity of war and the capers of a manic, larger-than-life father, Zavida awaits trial for a dizzying array of charges — Fomenting Treason, Impersonating a Prisoner, Providing Material Support for a Terrorist Organization, Consorting with History — Zavida picks up the threads of his past to spin an audacious narrative at once hilarious and heartbreaking.
Praise for Song of Kosovo:
“a remarkable first novel. . . . It is exhilarating to see a new Canadian novelist attempt a work this ambitious.”
Julian Gunn, canada.com
“. . . a perfectly executed literary conceit.”