About the book –
This is the debut novel of Tea Obreht, published in 2011, when it was also awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize). It is set in fictional wartorn Balkan provinces, and the story spans generations. At the heart of it is a young doctor, who has pieced together the pivotal events of her grandfather’s childhood in an attempt to still her own unrest. It is dedicated to Stefan Obreht, the author’s grandfather.