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To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace

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The celebrated author of Border explores a mysterious, ancient, and little-understood corner of Europe

Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two ancient lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that seem to hold both the turbulent memories of the region’s past and the secret of its enduring allure. Two lakes that have played a central role in Kapka Kassabova’s maternal family.

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Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2020 by Graywolf Press
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Kapka Kassabova writes with such compassion about the Balkans—compassion for histories intimate and grand, for the hurt children we used to be, for place and geography. Being from the region she writes about, I found that this book made me feel seen and known, gasping with relief and recognition as I made my way through it. Between this gem of a book and Border, she is by far one of my favorite writers working today.
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Kapka Kassabova was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria in the 1970s and 1980s. Her family emigrated to New Zealand just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and she spent her late teens and twenties in New Zealand where she studied French Literature, and published two poetry collections and the Commonwealth-Writers Prize-winner for debut fiction in Asia-Pacific, Reconnaissance.

In 2004, Kapka moved
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