April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Coming of age in a small Croatian town under the thumb of a dictator, medical student Ivan Dolinar endures a series of misadventures that include his incarceration in a labor camp and his draft into the army, where he is rendered a pawn in a senseless conflict.

HARPERCOLL

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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Coming of age in a small Croatian town under the thumb of a dictator, medical student Ivan Dolinar endures a series of misadventures that include his incarceration in a labor camp and his draft into the army, where he is rendered a pawn in a senseless conflict. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006, c2004
ISBN: 9780060583989
Branch Call Number: FIC NOV
Characteristics: 226, 16 p. :,maps ;,21 cm.

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